Karate Classes In Kennington
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Karate might be thought of as a weapon free way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been built to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, discipline, development of excellent character are just some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Kennington
Our Karate classes in Kennington target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Kennington ) – Our Karate Classes in Kennington
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Kennington .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 very long 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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