Karate Classes In Ealing
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Karate might be thought of as a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was designed to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Perfect for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Instructs self-discipline and the ability to abide by instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually proceed with the martial art into later life. It provides a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Ealing
Giving Karate classes in Ealing suitable for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, young or old, we will assist people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Ealing ) – Our Karate Classes in Ealing
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Ealing .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 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 northern 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 on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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