Karate Classes In Roehampton

Karate Classes In Roehampton

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Looking for a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Roehampton ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was designed to fend off armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is simple to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful history and is a really rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In Roehampton

Our Karate classes in Roehampton are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to practice a new martial art form or sports activity which keeps them in good shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Roehampton ) – Our Karate Classes in Roehampton

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

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 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 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 on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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 Roehampton )

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