Karate Classes In Mayfair
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training program dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to learn and safe. It has a wonderful history and is a very worthwhile pursuit.
Karate Classes In Mayfair
Our Karate classes in Mayfair are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art form or hobby which keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Mayfair ) – Our Karate Classes in Mayfair
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 Mayfair .
Karate: historical details
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 can 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 north 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 very 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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