Karate Classes In East Bedfont

Karate Classes In East Bedfont

East Bedfont Karate Coach

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in East Bedfont ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from more self confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults benefit from the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In East Bedfont

Our Karate classes in East Bedfont target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art or hobby that keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (East Bedfont ) – Our Karate Classes in East Bedfont

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in East Bedfont .

Karate: historical information and facts

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 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 extended periods 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 residents 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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