Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

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What’s Karate?

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

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Delivering Karate classes in Harrow on the Hill created for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, young or old, we will help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Harrow on the Hill .

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 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 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 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 one, used by the occupants 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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