Karate Classes In Enfield Town
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate excellent character through following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Enfield Town
Giving Karate classes in Enfield Town designed for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we can work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Enfield Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Enfield Town
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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Enfield Town .
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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 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 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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