Karate Classes In Sydenham

Karate Classes In Sydenham

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Exactly what is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of great character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Sydenham

Providing Karate classes in Sydenham made for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we are able to help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Sydenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Sydenham

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

Karate: historical details

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 methods 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 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 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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