Karate Classes In Highams Park

Karate Classes In Highams Park

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Exactly what is 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 classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from much more self-confidence and a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults benefit from the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Delivering Karate classes in Highams Park suitable for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we can help people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

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

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 Highams Park .

Karate: historical details

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 northern 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 within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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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