Karate Classes In Beckenham
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Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, willpower, growth and development of good character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Beckenham
Giving Karate classes in Beckenham intended for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we will assist individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Beckenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Beckenham
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 Beckenham .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 motions; 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 periods 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, used by the occupants 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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