Karate Classes In Kew

Karate Classes In Kew

Kew Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive procedures using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Teaches willpower as well as the capability to adhere to instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually proceed with the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sense of accomplishment only possible through particular sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Kew

Our Karate classes in Kew target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Kew ) – Our Karate Classes in Kew

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Kew .

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 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 motions; 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 periods 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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