Karate Classes In Fitzrovia

Karate Classes In Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Fitzrovia ?

What’s Karate?

Karate might be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Great for self defence, physical fitness, and discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a really worthwhile activity.

Karate Classes In Fitzrovia

Our Karate classes in Fitzrovia target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Fitzrovia ) – Our Karate Classes in Fitzrovia

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Fitzrovia .

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 may 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 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 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 inhabitants 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Fitzrovia )

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