Karate Classes In Barnsbury

Karate Classes In Barnsbury

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What exactly 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 classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from much more self-confidence and a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children experience the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Barnsbury

Offering Karate classes in Barnsbury designed for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we’re able to help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Barnsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnsbury

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Barnsbury .

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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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