Karate Classes In Eltham

Karate Classes In Eltham

Eltham Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, great for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach self-control and also the capability to abide by guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically follow the martial art into later life. It offers a feeling of success only attainable by way of certain sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Eltham

Delivering Karate classes in Eltham designed for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we are able to help individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Eltham ) – Our Karate Classes in Eltham

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Eltham .

Karate: historical details

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 may 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 long stretches 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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