Karate Classes In Ickenham
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, this is a highly popular and efficient martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn about and safe. It comes with a great history and is a very rewarding activity.
Karate Classes In Ickenham
Our Karate classes in Ickenham are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to practice a new martial-art or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Ickenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Ickenham
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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Ickenham .
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 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 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 very long stretches 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 one, 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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