Karate Classes In New Eltham
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Karate is one of the most generally practiced martial-art forms in the world. Fighting styles rely on acute physical coordination and psychological focus. They were created in Asia (largely India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there have been numerous martial arts variants, and there are 100s of martial arts practiced today.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Classes In New Eltham
Our Karate classes in New Eltham focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new martial art form or sport that keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (New Eltham ) – Our Karate Classes in New Eltham
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 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, founder 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 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 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 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Eltham )