Karate Classes In Carshalton

Karate Classes In Carshalton

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and discipline, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is easy to master and safe. It has a fantastic historical background and is a very worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Classes In Carshalton

Providing Karate classes in Carshalton suitable for people from all walks of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we’re able to help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Carshalton ) – Our Karate Classes in Carshalton

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Carshalton .

Karate: Some historical information

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching techniques that were so demanding that many of his disciples would drop in exhaustion. In order to give them greater strength and endurance, he developed a more progressive training system, which he recorded in a book, Ekkin-Kyo, which may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

The actual physical training, heavily imbued with Daruma’s philosophical principles, was taught in the Shaolin Temple in the year 500 A.D. Shaolin (Shorin) kung-fu, from north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; the Shokei school of southern China was known for more powerful and sober techniques. These two kinds of styles found their way to Okinawa, and had their influence on Okinawa’s own original fighting method, called Okinawa-te (Okinawan hand) or simply te. A ban on weapons in Okinawa for two very long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the inhabitants of Okinawa, was very simple but terribly effective and, above all, very close to reality since it was used throughout many centuries in real combat. The second one, much more elaborate and impregnated with philosophical teachings, was a product of the ancient culture of China. These two origins explain the double character of Karate-extremely violent and efficient but at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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