Karate Classes In North Woolwich
North Woolwich Karate Teacher
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What Is Karate?
Karate is one of the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms across the world. Fighting techinques depend upon acute physical dexterity and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (mainly The indian subcontinent, China and Okinawa, japan) over the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are innumerable martial arts adaptations, and you will find 100s of martial arts practiced nowadays.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Beneficial for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and effective martial arts program going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It has a great history and is a really worthwhile pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In North Woolwich
Delivering Karate classes in North Woolwich suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we can work with people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (North Woolwich ) – Our Karate Classes in North Woolwich
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 North Woolwich .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 of all time.
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 north 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 very 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in North Woolwich )