Karate Classes In Morden

Karate Classes In Morden

Morden Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate classes in Morden ?

What Is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from much more confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Morden

Giving Karate classes in Morden designed for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be female or male, young or old, we can assist people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Morden ) – Our Karate Classes in Morden

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

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 Morden )

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