Karate Classes In Highams Park

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Highams Park Karate Instructor

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, development of great character are just some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Highams Park

Our Karate classes in Highams Park are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Highams Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Highams Park

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Highams Park .

Karate: historical details

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 in history.

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.

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