Karate Classes In North Harrow
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from more self confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children experience the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Classes In North Harrow
Our Karate classes in North Harrow are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to study a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like 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 every age irrespective of their experience or natural 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 three 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, 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 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 northern 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 very long periods 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 one, used by the occupants 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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