Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Harrow on the Hill Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate lessons in Harrow on the Hill ?

What Is Karate?

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

Why It is great To train Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of great character are some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Harrow on the Hill

Offering Karate classes in Harrow on the Hill created for people from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be female or male, young or old, we are able to assist people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

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 three 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 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 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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