Karate Classes In Harlesden

Karate Classes In Harlesden

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round 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, control, development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Harlesden

Giving Karate classes in Harlesden designed for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we will work with individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Harlesden ) – Our Karate Classes in Harlesden

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Harlesden .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Harlesden )

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