Karate Classes In Harrow

Karate Classes In Harrow

Harrow Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Harrow ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from much more self-confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children have fun with the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Harrow

Providing Karate classes in Harrow made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, old or young, we’re able to help people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Harrow ) – Our Karate Classes in Harrow

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Harrow .

Karate: historical details

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 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 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 on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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