Karate Classes In Colliers Wood
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the complete development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, self-discipline, development of great character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Colliers Wood
Our Karate classes in Colliers Wood target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Colliers Wood ) – Our Karate Classes in Colliers Wood
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 Colliers Wood .
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 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 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 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 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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