Karate Classes In Hornsey

Karate Classes In Hornsey

Hornsey Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate instructor or karate lessons in Hornsey ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements 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 concentrate on the overall improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from much more confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hornsey

Providing Karate classes in Hornsey suitable for people from all areas of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we can assist people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Hornsey ) – Our Karate Classes in Hornsey

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Hornsey .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 can 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 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hornsey )

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