Karate Classes In New Addington

Karate Classes In New Addington

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Good for self defence, fitness, and self-control, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn about and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is a really satisfying activity.

Karate Classes In New Addington

Providing Karate classes in New Addington made for people from all areas of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we are able to help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (New Addington ) – Our Karate Classes in New Addington

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

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 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 of all time.

The actual 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 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 very long stretches 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, used by the occupants 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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