Karate Classes In King’s Cross
King’s Cross Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Healthy for the cardiovascular system, great for fitness and mental clarity. Instructs willpower and the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art into later life. It offers a sense of accomplishment only achievable by way of specific sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In King’s Cross
Our Karate classes in King’s Cross are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who 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 all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (King’s Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in King’s Cross
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in King’s Cross .
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 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 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 within 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in King’s Cross )