Karate Classes In Canary Wharf
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements 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 pinpoint the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Good for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Shows you discipline as well as the capability to follow instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art in to later life. It offers a feeling of achievement only possible through particular sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Canary Wharf
Our Karate classes in Canary Wharf are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Canary Wharf ) – Our Karate Classes in Canary Wharf
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Canary Wharf .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 very long 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 occupants 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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