Karate Classes In Grahame Park
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What Is Karate?
Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was designed to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Fitness, discipline, development of good character are just some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Grahame Park
Our Karate classes in Grahame Park target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new martial art or hobby which keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who 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 any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Grahame Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Grahame Park
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 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 may 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 north 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 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 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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