Karate Classes In Neasden

Karate Classes In Neasden

Neasden Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, control, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Neasden

Our Karate classes in Neasden target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to practice a new martial art or sport which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-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 (Neasden ) – Our Karate Classes in Neasden

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Neasden .

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 in history.

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 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, 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Neasden )

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