Karate Classes In Clerkenwell

Karate Classes In Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be defined as a weapon-less method of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and build excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Clerkenwell

Giving Karate classes in Clerkenwell made for people from all areas of life both female and male. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we will help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Clerkenwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Clerkenwell

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Clerkenwell .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 can 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 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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