Karate Classes In Mottingham

Karate Classes In Mottingham

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, continuing development of great character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Mottingham

Giving Karate classes in Mottingham made for people from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we will work with individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Mottingham ) – Our Karate Classes in Mottingham

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Mottingham .

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 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 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, 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.

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