Karate Classes In Wapping

Karate Classes In Wapping

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Wapping

Offering Karate classes in Wapping designed for people from all walks of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be male or female, old or young, we’re able to assist people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Wapping ) – Our Karate Classes in Wapping

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Wapping .

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 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 north 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 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, 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Wapping )

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