Karate Classes In Highams Park

Karate Classes In Highams Park

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What exactly 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 concentration on the overall development of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, control, growth and development of great character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Highams Park

Giving Karate classes in Highams Park designed for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, young or old, we are able to work with individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Highams Park .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 very long stretches 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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