Karate Classes In New Eltham

Karate Classes In New Eltham

New Eltham Karate Instructor

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Perfect for self defence, exercise, and self-control, it’s actually a very popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is an extremely satisfying pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In New Eltham

Our Karate classes in New Eltham are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to study a new martial art style or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.

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

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in New Eltham .

Karate: Some historical information

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 may be considered the first book on karate in history.

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 movements; 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Eltham )

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