Karate Classes In Sidcup

Karate Classes In Sidcup

Sidcup Karate Instructor

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Instructs self-discipline along with the capability to abide by guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually proceed with the martial art in to later life. It provides a feeling of achievement only possible by way of specific sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Sidcup

Our Karate classes in Sidcup are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new martial-art or sport activity which keeps them physically fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Sidcup ) – Our Karate Classes in Sidcup

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Sidcup .

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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Sidcup )

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