Karate Classes In Anerley
Anerley Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was intended to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence and a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Anerley
Our Karate classes in Anerley target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability 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 irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Anerley ) – Our Karate Classes in Anerley
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Anerley .
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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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