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What Is Karate?
Karate could be thought of as a weapon free means of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Healthy for the cardiovascular system, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Instructs willpower along with the ability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sensation of success only possible through specific sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Classes In Enfield Lock
Our Karate classes in Enfield Lock are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to study a new martial art style or sports activity which keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Enfield Lock ) – Our Karate Classes in Enfield Lock
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 Enfield Lock .
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 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 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 very long stretches 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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