Karate Classes In Walthamstow

Karate Classes In Walthamstow

Walthamstow Karate Instructor

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects 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 focus on the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Walthamstow

Our Karate classes in Walthamstow are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them in good shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Walthamstow ) – Our Karate Classes in Walthamstow

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Walthamstow .

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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.

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

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