Karate Classes In Erith

Karate Classes In Erith

Erith Karate Coach

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Erith ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Erith

Our Karate classes in Erith target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to study a new martial-art or sport activity that keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Erith ) – Our Karate Classes in Erith

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Erith .

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 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 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 extended 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, 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 Erith )

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