Karate Classes In Farringdon

Karate Classes In Farringdon

Farringdon Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, perfect for health and fitness and mental clarity. Will teach discipline and the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically continue with the martial art into later life. It provides a sensation of success only achievable by way of certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Farringdon

Our Karate classes in Farringdon focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Farringdon ) – Our Karate Classes in Farringdon

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Farringdon .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Farringdon )

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