Karate Classes In Feltham
Feltham Karate Teacher
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s built to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Great for the heart, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Shows you discipline as well as the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically continue with the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sense of success only attainable through particular sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Feltham
Our Karate classes in Feltham focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Feltham ) – Our Karate Classes in Feltham
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 Feltham .
Karate: Some historical information
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 may be considered the first book on karate in history.
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 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 very 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, 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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