Karate Classes In Cockfosters
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from extra self confidence in addition to a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children experience the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cockfosters
Giving Karate classes in Cockfosters suitable for people from all areas of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, young or old, we can assist people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Cockfosters ) – Our Karate Classes in Cockfosters
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Cockfosters .
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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.
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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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