Karate Classes In New Malden
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate may be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s designed to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In New Malden
Our Karate classes in New Malden are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to practice a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (New Malden ) – Our Karate Classes in New Malden
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in New Malden .
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 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 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Malden )