Karate Classes In Mile End

Karate Classes In Mile End

Mile End Karate Teacher

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and self-control, it’s actually a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful history and is a really enjoyable pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Mile End

Our Karate classes in Mile End are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who want to study a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Mile End ) – Our Karate Classes in Mile End

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Mile End .

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 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 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 long 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 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.

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