Karate Classes In Harlington

Karate Classes In Harlington

Harlington Karate Instructor

Looking for a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Harlington ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Good for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, this is a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is simple to learn about and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is an extremely worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Classes In Harlington

Our Karate classes in Harlington focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial-art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Harlington ) – Our Karate Classes in Harlington

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 Harlington .

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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 stretches 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Harlington )

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