Karate Classes In South Tottenham

Karate Classes In South Tottenham

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Trying to find a karate instructor or karate lessons in South Tottenham ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Forms of martial arts rely upon acute physical control and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (predominantly The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts varieties, and there are a huge selection of martial arts practiced nowadays.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Perfect for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, it’s actually a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to learn and safe. It has a great historical background and is an extremely enjoyable activity.

Karate Classes In South Tottenham

Our Karate classes in South Tottenham are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial art or sport which keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

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

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 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, 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 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 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 very long stretches 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 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.

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