Karate Classes In Lower Morden

Karate Classes In Lower Morden

Lower Morden Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Lower Morden ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are just some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Lower Morden

Our Karate classes in Lower Morden are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new martial-art or hobby that keeps them in shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend 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 physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Lower Morden .

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 in history.

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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Lower Morden )

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