Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Charing Cross Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Fighting styles rely on acute physical dexterity and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (largely India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of many centuries. In all this time, there have been a huge selection of martial arts variations, and there are numerous disciplines practiced today.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from much more self-confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults experience the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Charing Cross

Our Karate classes in Charing Cross are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish 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 ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Charing Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in Charing Cross

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Charing Cross .

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 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 in history.

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 north 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Charing Cross )

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