Karate Classes In East Ham

Karate Classes In East Ham

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What Is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of great character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and cultivate excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In East Ham

Our Karate classes in East Ham target many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to study a new martial-art or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 East Ham .

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 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 may be considered the first book on karate in history.

The actual 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 stretches 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 inhabitants 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 Ham )

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