Karate Classes In Belgravia

Karate Classes In Belgravia

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, development of excellent character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Belgravia

Our Karate classes in Belgravia focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who want to practice a new martial art style or hobby that keeps them healthy People who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Belgravia ) – Our Karate Classes in Belgravia

Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Belgravia .

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 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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Belgravia )

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