Karate Classes In Tooting

Karate Classes In Tooting

Tooting Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Tooting ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the overall development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Great for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, this is a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is an extremely rewarding activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Tooting

Our Karate classes in Tooting are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Tooting ) – Our Karate Classes in Tooting

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Tooting .

Karate: historical details

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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

The 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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Tooting )

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