Karate Classes In Nunhead

Karate Classes In Nunhead

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Perfect for the cardiovascular system, great for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach discipline along with the ability to abide by guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It gives you a feeling of achievement only achievable by way of specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Nunhead

Our Karate classes in Nunhead target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new martial art form or sport activity which keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-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 (Nunhead ) – Our Karate Classes in Nunhead

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Nunhead .

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 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 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 extended 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Nunhead )

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