Karate Classes In Millwall
Millwall Karate Coach
Searching for a karate instructor or karate classes in Millwall ?
Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms across the world. Forms of martial arts rely on acute physical co-ordination and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts variations, and you will find 100s of martial arts practiced today.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Suitable for self defence, exercise, and self-control, this is a very popular and effective forms of martial arts program going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is an extremely rewarding pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Millwall
Our Karate classes in Millwall focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Millwall ) – Our Karate Classes in Millwall
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Millwall .
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 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 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 around the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the inhabitants 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 Millwall )