Karate Classes In Kilburn
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Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the growth and 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 target the all round development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of great character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Kilburn
Our Karate classes in Kilburn target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Kilburn ) – Our Karate Classes in Kilburn
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 Kilburn .
Karate: historical details
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder 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 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 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 one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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