Karate Classes In Harold Wood
Harold Wood Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, control, growth and development of excellent character are some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate excellent character through following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Harold Wood
Our Karate classes in Harold Wood focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Harold Wood ) – Our Karate Classes in Harold Wood
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Harold Wood .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Harold Wood )