Karate Classes In Riddlesdown

Karate Classes In Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Riddlesdown ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is amongst the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms in the world. Forms of martial arts rely upon acute physical control and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and Japan) over the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there are a huge selection of martial arts variations, and you will find hundreds of martial arts practiced today.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-control, growth and development of good character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Riddlesdown

Delivering Karate classes in Riddlesdown created for people from all areas of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be male or female, old or young, we will work with people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Riddlesdown ) – Our Karate Classes in Riddlesdown

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Riddlesdown .

Karate: historical details

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 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 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 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, used by the inhabitants 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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