Karate Classes In Muswell Hill

Karate Classes In Muswell Hill

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What Is 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 overall development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach willpower and the ability to follow directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically follow the martial art in to later life. It offers a sense of achievement only attainable by way of particular sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Muswell Hill

Our Karate classes in Muswell Hill are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Muswell Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Muswell Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Muswell Hill .

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 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 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 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 within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Muswell Hill )

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