Karate Classes In Brondesbury
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate could be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, great for conditioning and mental clarity. Will teach discipline as well as the capability to follow instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually proceed with the martial art into later life. It provides a sense of success only possible by way of certain sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Brondesbury
Our Karate classes in Brondesbury focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to learn a new martial art or sport that keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Brondesbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Brondesbury
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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, 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 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 movements; 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 stretches 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 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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