Karate Classes In Bounds Green
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What Is Karate?
Karate is among the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Martial arts rely upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (primarily The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of several centuries. In all this time, there have been a huge selection of martial arts adaptations, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced nowadays.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Beneficial for the heart, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows discipline as well as the ability to abide by instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It provides a sensation of success only possible by way of certain sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Classes In Bounds Green
Our Karate classes in Bounds Green target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new martial art form or sports activity which keeps them in shape People who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Bounds Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Bounds Green
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Bounds Green .
Karate: historical details
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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 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 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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