Karate Classes In Hadley Wood

Karate Classes In Hadley Wood

Hadley Wood Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Great for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is simple to master and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is an extremely satisfying pursuit.

Karate Classes In Hadley Wood

Our Karate classes in Hadley Wood focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Hadley Wood ) – Our Karate Classes in Hadley Wood

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Hadley Wood .

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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 motions; 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 around 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hadley Wood )

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