Karate Classes In Kew

Karate Classes In Kew

Kew Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Kew ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Kew

Our Karate classes in Kew are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to study a new martial art or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Kew ) – Our Karate Classes in Kew

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Kew .

Karate: historical information and facts

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 in history.

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 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 within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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