Karate Classes In Lower Morden

Karate Classes In Lower Morden

Lower Morden Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in Lower Morden ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is amongst the most generally practiced martial art forms in the world. Martial arts rely on acute physical co-ordination and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely The indian subcontinent, China and Japan) over the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there are a huge selection of martial arts varieties, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced today.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-control, development of great character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Lower Morden

Giving Karate classes in Lower Morden suitable for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be male or female, old or young, we can assist people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

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

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Lower Morden .

Karate: historical details

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 techniques 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 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 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Lower Morden )

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