Karate Classes In Hanworth

Karate Classes In Hanworth

Hanworth Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Hanworth ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Great for self defence, fitness, and self-discipline, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient martial arts training program dating back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to understand and safe. It has a great history and is a very worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Classes In Hanworth

Delivering Karate classes in Hanworth designed for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be female or male, young or old, we are able to help people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

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

Karate: historical details

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 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 moves; 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 extended 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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