Karate Classes In Plaistow

Karate Classes In Plaistow

Plaistow Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Plaistow ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Plaistow

Offering Karate classes in Plaistow designed for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

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: 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 can 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 moves; 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 very long periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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