Karate Classes In Chalk Farm

Karate Classes In Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon-less method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and develop excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Chalk Farm

Offering Karate classes in Chalk Farm suitable for people from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be male or female, young or old, we will help individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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: 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 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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