Karate Classes In Hornchurch
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, control, growth and development of good character are some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Hornchurch
Our Karate classes in Hornchurch focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them in shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Hornchurch ) – Our Karate Classes in Hornchurch
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Hornchurch .
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 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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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