Karate Classes In New Eltham
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What Is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, willpower, development of good character are a few of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and develop good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In New Eltham
Our Karate classes in New Eltham are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial art or sport activity which keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical 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)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in New Eltham .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 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.
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