Karate Classes In New Southgate
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all improvement of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical rewards that range from extra self-confidence as well as a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In New Southgate
Our Karate classes in New Southgate focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to learn a new martial art style or sports activity that keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (New Southgate ) – Our Karate Classes in New Southgate
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 details
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 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.
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