Karate Classes In Forest Gate
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements 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 overall development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Great for the cardiovascular system, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows discipline and the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically follow the martial art in to later life. It gives you a feeling of achievement only attainable through specific sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Forest Gate
Our Karate classes in Forest Gate are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to learn a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Forest Gate ) – Our Karate Classes in Forest Gate
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Forest Gate .
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 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 may 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 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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the occupants 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Forest Gate )