Karate Classes In Goodmayes
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What Is Karate?
Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms across the world. Fighting techniques depend upon acute physical coordination and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) throughout the course of several centuries. In all this time, there are countless martial arts variations, and you will find a huge selection of martial arts practiced today.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Fitness, control, development of good character are just some of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and build good character through following directions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Goodmayes
Our Karate classes in Goodmayes focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Goodmayes ) – Our Karate Classes in Goodmayes
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Goodmayes .
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 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 very 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 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.
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