Karate Classes In Riddlesdown

Karate Classes In Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Riddlesdown ?

What’s Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Healthy for the cardiovascular system, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Instructs willpower as well as the ability to abide by instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It provides a feeling of success only attainable through certain sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Riddlesdown

Offering Karate classes in Riddlesdown made for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Riddlesdown ) – Our Karate Classes in Riddlesdown

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Riddlesdown .

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 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 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 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 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 Riddlesdown )

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