Karate Classes In Lambeth
Lambeth Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the growth and 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 improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, discipline, development of great character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and build good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Lambeth
Our Karate classes in Lambeth target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Lambeth ) – Our Karate Classes in Lambeth
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Lambeth .
Karate: historical details
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 extended 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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