Karate Classes In Barnsbury
Barnsbury Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from a lot more self confidence and a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Barnsbury
Our Karate classes in Barnsbury target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to study a new martial art or sports activity that keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish 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 all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Barnsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnsbury
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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Barnsbury .
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 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 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 on 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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