Karate Classes In New Cross
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Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Fighting techinques depend upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (mainly The indian subcontinent, China and okinawa) over the course of many centuries. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts varieties, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced these days.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Teaches self-discipline as well as the ability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art in to later life. It provides feelings of accomplishment only possible through specific sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Classes In New Cross
Our Karate classes in New Cross are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (New Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in New Cross
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in New Cross .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 may 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 north 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Cross )