Karate Classes In Walthamstow

Karate Classes In Walthamstow

Walthamstow Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in Walthamstow ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Beneficial for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and effective forms of martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to master and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is an extremely enjoyable activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Walthamstow

Our Karate classes in Walthamstow are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport which keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Walthamstow ) – Our Karate Classes in Walthamstow

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Walthamstow .

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 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 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 extended 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, 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Walthamstow )

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