Karate Classes In Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Karate Instructor
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Karate may perhaps be defined as a weapon free technique of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Fitness, control, continuing development of good character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and establish good character through following directions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Clerkenwell
Offering Karate classes in Clerkenwell made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, young or old, we are able to assist people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Clerkenwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Clerkenwell
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 Clerkenwell .
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 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 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 very long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on 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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