Karate Classes In Mortlake

Karate Classes In Mortlake

Mortlake Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Mortlake ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Martial arts depend upon acute physical control and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly The indian subcontinent, China and Japan) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there are a great number of martial arts adaptations, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced these days.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Mortlake

Our Karate classes in Mortlake are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial-art or sports activity that keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish 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 any age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Mortlake ) – Our Karate Classes in Mortlake

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

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 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 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 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 long stretches 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, 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 Mortlake )

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