Karate Classes In Battersea
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What Is Karate?
Karate is among the most generally practiced martial-art forms on the planet. Fighting techniques rely on acute physical dexterity and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and Japan) over the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been a great number of martial arts varieties, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced these days.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of good character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and develop good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Battersea
Our Karate classes in Battersea target many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Battersea ) – Our Karate Classes in Battersea
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Battersea .
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 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 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 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 very long stretches 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Battersea )