Karate Classes In Putney

Karate Classes In Putney

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Wanting a karate instructor or karate classes in Putney ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, growth and development of great character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Putney

Our Karate classes in Putney are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to practice a new martial art style or sports activity which keeps them fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity 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 (Putney ) – Our Karate Classes in Putney

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Putney .

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 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 can 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Putney )

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