Karate Classes In Belsize Park

Karate Classes In Belsize Park

Belsize Park Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate classes in Belsize Park ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced martial-art forms across the world. Fighting styles rely upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and okinawa) throughout the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been numerous martial arts variants, and there are 100s of disciplines practiced nowadays.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Healthy for the cardiovascular system, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Will teach self-control as well as the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It offers a sensation of accomplishment only possible by way of certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Belsize Park

Our Karate classes in Belsize Park target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new self-defense skill or sport that keeps them in good shape People who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity 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 natural ability.

Karate practice (Belsize Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Belsize Park

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Belsize Park .

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 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 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 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 long stretches 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Belsize Park )

London Karate Classes