Karate Classes In Chiswick

Karate Classes In Chiswick

Chiswick Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Chiswick ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the over-all development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, control, continuing development of good character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Chiswick

Our Karate classes in Chiswick target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new style of martial art or sports activity which keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Chiswick ) – Our Karate Classes in Chiswick

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Chiswick .

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 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 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 moves; 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 extended 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Chiswick )

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