Karate Classes In East Ham
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Good for the cardiovascular system, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows you self-discipline as well as the capability to abide by guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically follow the martial art in to later life. It offers a sense of success only achievable by way of particular sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In East Ham
Our Karate classes in East Ham target many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to study a new self-defense skill or hobby that keeps them in shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (East Ham ) – Our Karate Classes in East Ham
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in East Ham .
Karate: historical details
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 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 northern 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 long stretches 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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