Karate Classes In New Southgate
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What Is Karate?
Karate could be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been designed to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Fitness, self-control, development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In New Southgate
Offering Karate classes in New Southgate intended for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, young or old, we will work with individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (New Southgate ) – Our Karate Classes in New Southgate
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 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 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 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 within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in New Southgate )