Karate Classes In Hampstead
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from extra self-confidence in addition to a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults enjoy the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Classes In Hampstead
Our Karate classes in Hampstead are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are serious about learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Hampstead ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampstead
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Hampstead .
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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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.
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