Karate Classes In Maida Vale

Karate Classes In Maida Vale

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What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, development of good character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Maida Vale

Our Karate classes in Maida Vale are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to learn a new martial-art or sport that keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Maida Vale ) – Our Karate Classes in Maida Vale

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Maida Vale .

Karate: Some historical information

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 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 very long stretches 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, 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 Maida Vale )

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