Karate Classes In Aldgate
Aldgate Karate Coach
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical benefits that range from extra self confidence along with a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children benefit from the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Aldgate
Our Karate classes in Aldgate target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Aldgate ) – Our Karate Classes in Aldgate
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Aldgate .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 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 very long stretches 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 one, 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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