Karate Classes In Plaistow

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Plaistow Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate lessons in Plaistow ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from extra confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Plaistow

Our Karate classes in Plaistow target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to study a new martial art form or sports activity that keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Plaistow ) – Our Karate Classes in Plaistow

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Plaistow .

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 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 of all time.

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

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