Karate Classes In Upper Walthamstow
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, great for fitness and mental clarity. Shows you willpower and the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically proceed with the martial art into later life. It offers a sense of success only attainable through specific sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Upper Walthamstow
Our Karate classes in Upper Walthamstow target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Upper Walthamstow ) – Our Karate Classes in Upper Walthamstow
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Upper Walthamstow .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 northern 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 long periods 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, used by the residents 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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