Karate Classes In Spitalfields

Karate Classes In Spitalfields

Spitalfields Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Spitalfields ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical benefits that range from more self confidence as well as a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Spitalfields

Our Karate classes in Spitalfields focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art style or sport activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability 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 natural ability.

Karate practice (Spitalfields ) – Our Karate Classes in Spitalfields

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Spitalfields .

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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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