Karate Classes In East Barnet
East Barnet Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movements, and build good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In East Barnet
Our Karate classes in East Barnet focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to learn a new style of martial art or hobby that keeps them in shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (East Barnet ) – Our Karate Classes in East Barnet
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 East Barnet .
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 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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in East Barnet )