Karate Classes In Hounslow

Karate Classes In Hounslow

Hounslow Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate classes in Hounslow ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms in the world. Forms of martial arts rely upon acute physical coordination and mental focus. They were created in Asia (primarily India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts variations, and there are numerous martial arts styles practiced these days.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Fitness, willpower, growth and development of good character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hounslow

Providing Karate classes in Hounslow suitable for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be male or female, young or old, we can help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Hounslow ) – Our Karate Classes in Hounslow

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

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 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 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 very 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 Hounslow )

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