Karate Classes In Lewisham

Karate Classes In Lewisham

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements 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 concentrate on the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Good for the cardiovascular system, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Teaches self-control and the capability to abide by guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically go through the martial art into later life. It offers a feeling of achievement only achievable through certain sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Lewisham

Our Karate classes in Lewisham target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their 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 (Lewisham ) – Our Karate Classes in Lewisham

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 Lewisham .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 on 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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