Karate Classes In New Southgate

Karate Classes In New Southgate

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from more confidence in addition to a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults have fun with the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In New Southgate

Delivering Karate classes in New Southgate designed for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we are able to help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (New Southgate ) – Our Karate Classes in New Southgate

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in New Southgate .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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