Karate Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Karate Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Hampstead Garden Suburb ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from a lot more confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults experience the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Our Karate classes in Hampstead Garden Suburb focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to learn a new style of martial art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Hampstead Garden Suburb ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampstead Garden Suburb

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 Hampstead Garden Suburb .

Karate: historical details

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 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 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 long stretches 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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