Karate Classes In Rotherhithe

Karate Classes In Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe Karate Coach

Wanting a karate coach or karate lessons in Rotherhithe ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms on the planet. Fighting styles rely on acute physical control and mental concentration. They were created in Asia (primarily The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and okinawa) throughout the course of several hundreds of years. In all this time, there are a great number of martial arts variants, and there are hundreds of martial arts practiced today.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Rotherhithe

Our Karate classes in Rotherhithe are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial-art or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Rotherhithe ) – Our Karate Classes in Rotherhithe

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Rotherhithe .

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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Rotherhithe )

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