Karate Classes In New Cross
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Perfect for the heart, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Will teach willpower as well as the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically follow the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of achievement only possible through specific sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Classes In New Cross
Our Karate classes in New Cross are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (New Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in New Cross
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in New Cross .
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 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 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 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 one, 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Cross )