Karate Classes In Lower Clapton

Karate Classes In Lower Clapton

Lower Clapton Karate Coach

Looking for a karate instructor or karate classes in Lower Clapton ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from extra self confidence and a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults have fun with the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Lower Clapton

Offering Karate classes in Lower Clapton created for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, old or young, we’re able to assist individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Lower Clapton ) – Our Karate Classes in Lower Clapton

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Lower Clapton .

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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; 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 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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