Karate Classes In Enfield Town
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing 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 pinpoint the overall development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to master and safe. It has a wonderful history and is a really rewarding pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Enfield Town
Our Karate classes in Enfield Town are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to practice a new self-defense skill or sport that keeps them healthy Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Enfield Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Enfield Town
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Enfield Town .
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 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 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the inhabitants 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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