Karate Classes In Bromley
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, discipline, growth and development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bromley
Our Karate classes in Bromley focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport that keeps them healthy Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Bromley ) – Our Karate Classes in Bromley
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Bromley .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the inhabitants 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 Bromley )