Karate Classes In Barking
Barking Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be defined as a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Healthy for the heart, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Will teach discipline as well as the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sensation of accomplishment only attainable through specific sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Barking
Our Karate classes in Barking are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new martial art or sports activity which keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like 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 any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Barking ) – Our Karate Classes in Barking
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Barking .
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 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 of all time.
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 north 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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