Karate Classes In Hanworth

Karate Classes In Hanworth

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the growth and development 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 over-all development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of great character are a few of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character through following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hanworth

Our Karate classes in Hanworth focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to learn a new martial art or sport which keeps them physically fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Hanworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Hanworth

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Hanworth .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 north 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 one, used by the inhabitants 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hanworth )

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