Karate Classes In Crystal Palace

Karate Classes In Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in Crystal Palace ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, control, continuing development of good character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Crystal Palace

Our Karate classes in Crystal Palace are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial-art or sports activity that keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Crystal Palace ) – Our Karate Classes in Crystal Palace

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Crystal Palace .

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 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 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 on the island.

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