Karate Classes In East Sheen

Karate Classes In East Sheen

East Sheen Karate Instructor

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

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon free way of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical benefits that range from more self confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults experience the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In East Sheen

Our Karate classes in East Sheen are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby that keeps them physically fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that 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 irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in East Sheen .

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 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 around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in East Sheen )

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