Karate Classes In South Norwood

Karate Classes In South Norwood

South Norwood Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in South Norwood ?

What’s Karate?

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

Why It is great To train Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In South Norwood

Offering Karate classes in South Norwood suitable for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we will help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (South Norwood ) – Our Karate Classes in South Norwood

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 South Norwood .

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 in history.

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 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 extended 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 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 South Norwood )

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