Karate Classes In Leytonstone
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the overall development of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Physical fitness, control, development of great character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and establish good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Leytonstone
Our Karate classes in Leytonstone are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to protect 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 physical ability.
Karate practice (Leytonstone ) – Our Karate Classes in Leytonstone
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Leytonstone .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 northern 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 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 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.
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