Karate Classes In Bankside
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was built to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, self-control, development of excellent character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bankside
Offering Karate classes in Bankside made for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, old or young, we will help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Bankside ) – Our Karate Classes in Bankside
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Bankside .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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