Karate Classes In Upper Walthamstow

Karate Classes In Upper Walthamstow

Upper Walthamstow Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate classes in Upper Walthamstow ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the growth and 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 concentrate on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Good for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, this is a very popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is simple to learn about and safe. It has a great history and is a really satisfying pursuit.

Karate Classes In Upper Walthamstow

Our Karate classes in Upper Walthamstow focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new style of martial art or sport activity which keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age 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)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Upper Walthamstow .

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 may 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 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 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 Walthamstow )

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