Karate Classes In Isle of Dogs

Karate Classes In Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Isle of Dogs

Our Karate classes in Isle of Dogs focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Isle of Dogs ) – Our Karate Classes in Isle of Dogs

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Isle of Dogs .

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 may 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 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 on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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