Karate Classes In Harmondsworth

Karate Classes In Harmondsworth

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What Is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Perfect for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn and safe. It has a great history and is an extremely satisfying pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Harmondsworth

Our Karate classes in Harmondsworth focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to study a new martial art or sport that keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Harmondsworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Harmondsworth

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Harmondsworth .

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 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 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 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 one, 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 Harmondsworth )

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