Karate Classes In Upper Clapton

Karate Classes In Upper Clapton

Upper Clapton Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Upper Clapton ?

What’s Karate?

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

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Upper Clapton

Offering Karate classes in Upper Clapton suitable for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Upper Clapton ) – Our Karate Classes in Upper Clapton

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Upper Clapton .

Karate: historical information and facts

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

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Upper Clapton )

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