Karate Classes In Hornchurch

Karate Classes In Hornchurch

Hornchurch Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the 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 pinpoint the overall development 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-discipline, it’s a highly popular and effective forms of martial arts program dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to master and safe. It has a great historical background and is an extremely worthwhile activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hornchurch

Our Karate classes in Hornchurch are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Hornchurch ) – Our Karate Classes in Hornchurch

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 Hornchurch .

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 of all time.

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 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 very long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 Hornchurch )

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