Karate Classes In North Harrow
North Harrow Karate Instructor
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms on the planet. Martial arts depend upon acute physical dexterity and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (largely India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts varieties, and there are countless disciplines practiced today.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish good character by way of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In North Harrow
Our Karate classes in North Harrow are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial art style or sports activity which keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (North Harrow ) – Our Karate Classes in North Harrow
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 North Harrow .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 moves; 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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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