Karate Classes In Greenwich

Karate Classes In Greenwich

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Trying to find a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Greenwich ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Perfect for self defence, physical fitness, and self-control, it’s actually a very popular and effective martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to understand and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is a really satisfying pursuit.

Karate Classes In Greenwich

Our Karate classes in Greenwich target many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new style of martial art or sports activity that keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Greenwich ) – Our Karate Classes in Greenwich

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Greenwich .

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 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 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 northern 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Greenwich )

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