Karate Classes In Chalk Farm

Karate Classes In Chalk Farm

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Perfect for the cardiovascular system, great for physical fitness and mental clarity. Teaches self-discipline as well as the ability to follow instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sense of achievement only achievable through certain sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Chalk Farm

Our Karate classes in Chalk Farm target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them in good shape People who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Chalk Farm ) – Our Karate Classes in Chalk Farm

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Chalk Farm .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 may 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 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 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 one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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