Karate Classes In Brent Cross

Karate Classes In Brent Cross

Brent Cross Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, great for fitness and mental clarity. Shows you self-discipline and the ability to abide by instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It offers a sense of success only attainable through particular sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Brent Cross

Our Karate classes in Brent Cross target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art style or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Brent Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in Brent Cross

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Brent Cross .

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 techniques 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Brent Cross )

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