Karate Classes In Deptford
Deptford Karate Instructor
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate might be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Perfect for self defence, fitness, and self-control, it’s actually a highly popular and effective martial arts training system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is simple to master and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a very rewarding pursuit.
Karate Classes In Deptford
Our Karate classes in Deptford are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to study a new martial art style or sport activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Deptford ) – Our Karate Classes in Deptford
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Deptford .
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 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 of all time.
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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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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