Karate Classes In Ickenham
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Karate is one of the most generally practiced martial art forms worldwide. Forms of martial arts rely upon acute physical dexterity and psychological concentration. They were created in Asia (mainly India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are innumerable martial arts varieties, and there are 100s of martial arts styles practiced today.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, discipline, continuing development of great character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and build good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Ickenham
Providing Karate classes in Ickenham designed for individuals from all walks of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, young or old, we will work with people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Ickenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Ickenham
Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Ickenham .
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 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 moves; 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 residents 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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