Karate Classes In New Eltham

Karate Classes In New Eltham

New Eltham Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, this is a highly popular and effective martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is simple to learn about and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a really satisfying activity.

Karate Classes In New Eltham

Our Karate classes in New Eltham focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new self-defense skill or hobby which keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

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

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 Eltham .

Karate: Some historical information

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 can 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 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 periods 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 one, 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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