Karate Classes In Colliers Wood
Colliers Wood Karate Coach
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Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was intended to defend against armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Physical fitness, control, development of great character are just some of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Colliers Wood
Our Karate classes in Colliers Wood target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial art style or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Colliers Wood ) – Our Karate Classes in Colliers Wood
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Colliers Wood .
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 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 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 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 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.
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