Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Harrow on the Hill Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Harrow on the Hill ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from a lot more self-confidence as well as a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and children experience the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Our Karate classes in Harrow on the Hill are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who want to study a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Harrow on the Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Harrow on the Hill

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Harrow on the Hill .

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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 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 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 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 Harrow on the Hill )

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