Karate Classes In Addington

Karate Classes In Addington

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate might be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Great for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a really worthwhile activity.

Karate Classes In Addington

Our Karate classes in Addington are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to learn a new martial art form or sport which keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Addington ) – Our Karate Classes in Addington

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Addington .

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 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 north 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 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, used by the inhabitants 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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