Karate Classes In Harefield

Karate Classes In Harefield

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate might be defined as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It is simple to learn about and safe. It has a great history and is a very enjoyable activity.

Karate Classes In Harefield

Providing Karate classes in Harefield suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, old or young, we can work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Harefield ) – Our Karate Classes in Harefield

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Harefield .

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 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 can 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 very long periods 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 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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