Karate Classes In Elephant and Castle
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What Is Karate?
Karate is one of the most commonly practiced martial-art forms in the world. Martial arts depend upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and Okinawa, japan) throughout the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts adaptations, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced today.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence along with a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults enjoy the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Elephant and Castle
Our Karate classes in Elephant and Castle target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Elephant and Castle ) – Our Karate Classes in Elephant and Castle
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Elephant and Castle .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 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 extended 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 residents 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 )