Karate Classes In Tufnell Park

Karate Classes In Tufnell Park

Tufnell Park Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Tufnell Park ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the overall improvement of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Tufnell Park

Our Karate classes in Tufnell Park are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art or sports activity which keeps them in good shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Tufnell Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Tufnell Park

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Tufnell Park .

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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 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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