Karate Classes In Plaistow

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Plaistow Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from extra self-confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults benefit from the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Our Karate classes in Plaistow are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Plaistow ) – Our Karate Classes in Plaistow

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Plaistow .

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 in history.

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

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Plaistow )

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