Karate Classes In Chislehurst

Karate Classes In Chislehurst

Chislehurst Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Chislehurst ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, development of excellent character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Chislehurst

Our Karate classes in Chislehurst are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to practice a new martial art or sport that keeps them fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Chislehurst ) – Our Karate Classes in Chislehurst

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Chislehurst .

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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; 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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the occupants 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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