Karate Classes In Gants Hill

Karate Classes In Gants Hill

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, self-control, continuing development of excellent character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repeating movement, and build excellent character as a result of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Gants Hill

Giving Karate classes in Gants Hill intended for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students could be male or female, young or old, we are able to help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Gants Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Gants Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Gants Hill .

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 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 north 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 on 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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