Karate Classes In East Ham

Karate Classes In East Ham

East Ham Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development 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 complete development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, development of great character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In East Ham

Providing Karate classes in East Ham designed for people from all areas of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, old or young, we will work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 East Ham .

Karate: Some historical information

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 can 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 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 very long periods 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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