Karate Classes In East Dulwich
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What Is Karate?
Karate is among the most generally practiced martial art forms worldwide. Fighting styles rely upon acute physical co-ordination and mental concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and Japan) throughout the course of several centuries. In all this time, there have been numerous martial arts variants, and there are 100s of disciplines practiced today.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and build good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In East Dulwich
Our Karate classes in East Dulwich focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new martial art form or hobby which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (East Dulwich ) – Our Karate Classes in East Dulwich
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in East Dulwich .
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 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 very 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in East Dulwich )