Karate Classes In Barnsbury
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be defined as a weapon-less means of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Great for the cardiovascular system, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows you self-discipline along with the ability to follow directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It gives you feelings of achievement only achievable by way of certain sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Classes In Barnsbury
Our Karate classes in Barnsbury are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Barnsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnsbury
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Barnsbury .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 long 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, used by the residents 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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