Karate Classes In Colindale

Karate Classes In Colindale

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective 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 through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of good character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Colindale

Our Karate classes in Colindale are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to learn a new style of martial art or sport which keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Colindale ) – Our Karate Classes in Colindale

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Colindale .

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 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 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 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 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 Colindale )

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