Karate Classes In Acton
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Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s designed to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Good for the cardiovascular system, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Teaches self-control and the capability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually proceed with the martial art in to later life. It offers feelings of achievement only possible by way of certain sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Acton
Our Karate classes in Acton are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Acton ) – Our Karate Classes in Acton
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Acton .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the occupants 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.
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