Karate Classes In Mortlake

Karate Classes In Mortlake

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What’s Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from extra confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults benefit from the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Mortlake

Delivering Karate classes in Mortlake designed for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, old or young, we will help people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Mortlake ) – Our Karate Classes in Mortlake

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 you 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 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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