Karate Classes In Plaistow

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Plaistow Karate Coach

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from extra self-confidence along with a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids experience the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Giving Karate classes in Plaistow suitable for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, old or young, we will work with people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Plaistow ) – Our Karate Classes in Plaistow

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Plaistow .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 extended 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, used by the residents 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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