Karate Classes In Bloomsbury
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from much more self-confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Classes In Bloomsbury
Our Karate classes in Bloomsbury target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to learn a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical 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 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 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 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 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.
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