Karate Classes In Peckham

Karate Classes In Peckham

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Exactly what is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts training program going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is a very worthwhile activity.

Karate Classes In Peckham

Our Karate classes in Peckham focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Peckham ) – Our Karate Classes in Peckham

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Peckham .

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 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 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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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