Karate Classes In Upminster

Karate Classes In Upminster

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon free technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

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

Karate Classes In Upminster

Offering Karate classes in Upminster intended for people from all areas of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, young or old, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Upminster ) – Our Karate Classes in Upminster

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 Upminster .

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 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 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 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 on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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.

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