Karate Classes In Bloomsbury
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Health and fitness, control, growth and development of good character are a few of the advantages training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and build excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Bloomsbury
Our Karate classes in Bloomsbury focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them in good shape People who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Bloomsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Bloomsbury
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Bloomsbury .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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, 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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