Karate Classes In South Tottenham

Karate Classes In South Tottenham

South Tottenham Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate coach or karate classes in South Tottenham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Fighting styles rely on acute physical dexterity and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) over the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there have been a great number of martial arts adaptations, and you will find a huge selection of martial arts practiced today.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, self-control, development of good character are just some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movements, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In South Tottenham

Our Karate classes in South Tottenham are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 South Tottenham .

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

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