Karate Classes In Erith

Karate Classes In Erith

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, continuing development of good character are a few of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Erith

Our Karate classes in Erith are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Erith ) – Our Karate Classes in Erith

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Erith .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 can 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 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 very long 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 one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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