Karate Classes In Belgravia
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Karate could be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Suitable for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and effective forms of martial arts program going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to learn about and safe. It has a great historical background and is a really satisfying pursuit.
Karate Classes In Belgravia
Our Karate classes in Belgravia are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to learn a new martial-art or sport which keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Belgravia ) – Our Karate Classes in Belgravia
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Belgravia .
Karate: historical details
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 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 northern 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 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, 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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