Karate Classes In Cheam
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What Is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was made to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Great for the heart, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows discipline along with the ability to adhere to instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art in to later life. It provides a sense of accomplishment only possible through certain sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cheam
Offering Karate classes in Cheam suitable for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, old or young, we can help individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Cheam ) – Our Karate Classes in Cheam
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Cheam .
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 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cheam )