Karate Classes In Hatch End

Karate Classes In Hatch End

Hatch End Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Perfect for self defence, fitness, and self-control, it’s actually a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is an extremely worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hatch End

Our Karate classes in Hatch End are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new martial art form or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Hatch End ) – Our Karate Classes in Hatch End

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Hatch End .

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 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 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 long 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hatch End )

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