Karate Classes In New Cross

Karate Classes In New Cross

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon free means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and discipline, it’s a very popular and effective forms of martial arts program dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to understand and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is a really worthwhile activity.

Karate Classes In New Cross

Offering Karate classes in New Cross made for individuals from all walks of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, young or old, we are able to work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 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 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 long periods 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 inhabitants 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 )

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