Karate Classes In Earls Court
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, willpower, growth and development of excellent character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Earls Court
Providing Karate classes in Earls Court created for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we’re able to help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Earls Court ) – Our Karate Classes in Earls Court
Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Earls Court .
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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 motions; 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 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, used by the residents 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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