Karate Classes In Shoreditch

Karate Classes In Shoreditch

Shoreditch Karate Coach

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Shoreditch ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements 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 focus on the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, development of great character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Shoreditch

Offering Karate classes in Shoreditch designed for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be male or female, young or old, we can help individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Shoreditch ) – Our Karate Classes in Shoreditch

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

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 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 in history.

The actual 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 around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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