Karate Classes In Bounds Green

Karate Classes In Bounds Green

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate might be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are just some of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Bounds Green

Our Karate classes in Bounds Green focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new style of martial art or hobby which keeps them healthy Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Bounds Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Bounds Green

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Bounds Green .

Karate: Some historical information

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 moves; 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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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