Karate Classes In Brondesbury
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and self-control, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to master and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a very enjoyable pursuit.
Karate Classes In Brondesbury
Our Karate classes in Brondesbury target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who want to study a new martial art form or sports activity which keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity 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 actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Brondesbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Brondesbury
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Brondesbury .
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 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 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 periods 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 one, 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.
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