Karate Classes In Friern Barnet
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from a lot more self-confidence in addition to a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children benefit from the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Classes In Friern Barnet
Our Karate classes in Friern Barnet target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new self-defense skill or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Friern Barnet ) – Our Karate Classes in Friern Barnet
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Friern Barnet .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 extended periods 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 inhabitants 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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