Karate Classes In Hampton Hill

Karate Classes In Hampton Hill

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical benefits that range from extra self-confidence and a increased sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults experience the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Hampton Hill

Delivering Karate classes in Hampton Hill designed for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we can help individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Hampton Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampton Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Hampton Hill .

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 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 very long periods 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 occupants 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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