Karate Classes In Grahame Park
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Karate is amongst the most commonly practiced martial art forms across the world. Martial arts rely upon acute physical control and psychological focus. They were created in Asia (mainly The indian subcontinent, China and Japan) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there are countless martial arts variants, and there are numerous martial arts practiced today.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, willpower, development of great character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Grahame Park
Our Karate classes in Grahame Park are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial-art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Grahame Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Grahame Park
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 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 can 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 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 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Grahame Park )