Karate Classes In Bloomsbury
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be defined as a weapon-less means of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Great for self defence, physical fitness, and self-control, this is a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is easy to learn and safe. It has a wonderful history and is an extremely worthwhile activity.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bloomsbury
Giving Karate classes in Bloomsbury suitable for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we’re able to work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Bloomsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Bloomsbury
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Bloomsbury .
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 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 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 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 very long stretches 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 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.
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