Karate Classes In Holland Park

Karate Classes In Holland Park

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon free way of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, control, development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character through following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Holland Park

Our Karate classes in Holland Park are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them in good shape Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Holland Park .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 can 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 motions; 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

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