Karate Classes In Lower Clapton
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What Is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Great for the heart, great for fitness and mental clarity. Teaches discipline and the capability to abide by instructions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It offers a sense of achievement only possible by way of particular sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Lower Clapton
Giving Karate classes in Lower Clapton intended for people from all walks of life both female and male. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we can work with people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Lower Clapton ) – Our Karate Classes in Lower Clapton
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Lower Clapton .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 northern 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 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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