Karate Classes In Kensington

Karate Classes In Kensington

Kensington Karate Coach

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, growth and development of great character are some of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character by way of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Kensington

Giving Karate classes in Kensington created for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be male or female, old or young, we can assist people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Kensington ) – Our Karate Classes in Kensington

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Kensington .

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 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 can 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 north 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 on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the inhabitants 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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