Karate Classes In Ickenham
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Great for the heart, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Instructs self-control as well as the capability to adhere to instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It provides a sensation of accomplishment only achievable through specific sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Ickenham
Our Karate classes in Ickenham target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
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: historical details
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 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 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 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 one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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