Karate Classes In Kew
Kew Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of good character are some of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Kew
Offering Karate classes in Kew suitable for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students could be female or male, young or old, we can help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Kew ) – Our Karate Classes in Kew
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Kew .
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 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 extended 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, 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Kew )