Karate Classes In Belgravia
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Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less method of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Physical fitness, willpower, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Belgravia
Our Karate classes in Belgravia are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Belgravia ) – Our Karate Classes in Belgravia
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Belgravia .
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 can 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 northern 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 within 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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