Karate Classes In Barking

Karate Classes In Barking

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Barking

Offering Karate classes in Barking suitable for people from all areas of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be female or male, old or young, we are able to work with individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Barking ) – Our Karate Classes in Barking

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Barking .

Karate: historical details

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 actual 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 movements; 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 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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