Karate Classes In Ickenham

Karate Classes In Ickenham

Ickenham Karate Coach

Wanting a karate coach or karate lessons in Ickenham ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Great for self defence, physical fitness, and self-control, it’s a very popular and effective martial arts program dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is a really worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Classes In Ickenham

Giving Karate classes in Ickenham suitable for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we will work with individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Ickenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Ickenham

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Ickenham .

Karate: historical details

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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 northern 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 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, 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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