Karate Classes In Grahame Park
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Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free way of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been built to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from more self-confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults have fun with the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Classes In Grahame Park
Our Karate classes in Grahame Park focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial art or sport activity which keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Grahame Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Grahame Park
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 Grahame Park .
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 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 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 moves; 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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