Karate Classes In Morden Park

Karate Classes In Morden Park

Morden Park Karate Coach

Looking for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Morden Park ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Healthy for the heart, great for fitness and mental clarity. Shows you willpower and the capability to follow directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art into later life. It gives you a sense of success only attainable through particular sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Morden Park

Our Karate classes in Morden Park are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to study a new style of martial art or sport that keeps them fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

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 Morden Park .

Karate: historical details

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 can 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 northern 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 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, 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 Park )

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