Karate Classes In Chislehurst
Chislehurst Karate Coach
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of good character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and build good character through following directions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Chislehurst
Our Karate classes in Chislehurst are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to practice a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Chislehurst ) – Our Karate Classes in Chislehurst
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Chislehurst .
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 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 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 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 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 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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