Karate Classes In Finchley
Finchley Karate Instructor
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Great for self defence, physical fitness, and discipline, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is a very rewarding pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Finchley
Our Karate classes in Finchley target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Those that would like 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 any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Finchley ) – Our Karate Classes in Finchley
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Finchley .
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 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 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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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