Karate Classes In Biggin Hill
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of excellent character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movements, and establish excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Biggin Hill
Our Karate classes in Biggin Hill target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Biggin Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Biggin Hill
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Biggin Hill .
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 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 stretches 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Biggin Hill )