Karate Classes In Nunhead

Karate Classes In Nunhead

Nunhead Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from much more confidence and a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and children experience the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Nunhead

Offering Karate classes in Nunhead made for individuals from all walks of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we will help individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Nunhead ) – Our Karate Classes in Nunhead

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Nunhead .

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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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