Karate Classes In South Norwood

Karate Classes In South Norwood

South Norwood Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate coach or karate classes in South Norwood ?

What’s Karate?

Karate might be considered a weapon free method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Healthy for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Teaches discipline and also the ability to follow instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art into later life. It provides a sense of achievement only achievable through certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In South Norwood

Our Karate classes in South Norwood target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in South Norwood .

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 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 moves; 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 stretches 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 South Norwood )

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