Karate Classes In Shoreditch

Karate Classes In Shoreditch

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What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Perfect for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Instructs self-control and the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It provides a sensation of accomplishment only achievable through certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Shoreditch

Our Karate classes in Shoreditch are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new martial art or hobby that keeps them healthy Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Shoreditch ) – Our Karate Classes in Shoreditch

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 you 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 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 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 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 extended 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 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.

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