Karate Classes In Charlton

Karate Classes In Charlton

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What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Martial arts rely upon acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were created in Asia (mainly India, China and Japan) throughout the course of several centuries. In all this time, there are countless martial arts varieties, and you will find a huge selection of disciplines practiced today.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-control, it’s a very popular and effective martial arts training system dating back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn and safe. It has a great history and is an extremely worthwhile activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Charlton

Our Karate classes in Charlton are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to study a new martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Charlton ) – Our Karate Classes in Charlton

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Charlton .

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 methods 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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.

The 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 northern 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 periods 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, 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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