Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Elephant and Castle ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, growth and development of excellent character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repeating movements, and develop good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle

Our Karate classes in Elephant and Castle are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to practice a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Elephant and Castle ) – Our Karate Classes in Elephant and Castle

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Elephant and Castle .

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

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Elephant and Castle )

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