Karate Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Karate Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in Hampstead Garden Suburb ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most generally practiced martial-art forms across the world. Forms of martial arts rely on acute physical co-ordination and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (primarily The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) throughout the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts varieties, and there are countless disciplines practiced today.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of great character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hampstead Garden Suburb

Our Karate classes in Hampstead Garden Suburb focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art style or sport activity that keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Hampstead Garden Suburb .

Karate: historical information and facts

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder 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 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 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, 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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