Karate Classes In Denmark Hill

Karate Classes In Denmark Hill

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from much more confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Denmark Hill

Our Karate classes in Denmark Hill are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial art or hobby which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Denmark Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Denmark Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Denmark Hill .

Karate: historical details

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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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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