Karate Classes In Tulse Hill

Karate Classes In Tulse Hill

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from much more self-confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids benefit from the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Tulse Hill

Offering Karate classes in Tulse Hill suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Tulse Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Tulse Hill

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 Tulse Hill .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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, 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 Tulse Hill )

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