Karate Classes In Walworth

Karate Classes In Walworth

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What’s Karate?

Karate is described as 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 complete development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish good character through following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Walworth

Our Karate classes in Walworth are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to study a new martial art form or hobby which keeps them healthy People who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity 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 natural ability.

Karate practice (Walworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Walworth

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

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 can 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 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Walworth )

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