Karate Classes In Lower Morden
Lower Morden Karate Coach
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of protective 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 over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from extra self-confidence along with a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids experience the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Classes In Lower Morden
Our Karate classes in Lower Morden focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to learn a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Lower Morden ) – Our Karate Classes in Lower Morden
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Morden .
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 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 moves; 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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