Karate Classes In Upminster Bridge

Karate Classes In Upminster Bridge

Upminster Bridge Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate coach or karate classes in Upminster Bridge ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical benefits that range from more self confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Upminster Bridge

Our Karate classes in Upminster Bridge focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art or sport that keeps them physically fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Upminster Bridge ) – Our Karate Classes in Upminster Bridge

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Upminster Bridge .

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 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 can 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 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 very 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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