Karate Classes In North Kensington
North Kensington Karate Teacher
Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in North Kensington ?
Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Perfect for the heart, great for health and fitness and mental clarity. Teaches willpower and also the capability to adhere to instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art in to later life. It gives you a sense of achievement only attainable by way of certain sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In North Kensington
Our Karate classes in North Kensington focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new style of martial art or sport which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing 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 Kensington ) – Our Karate Classes in North Kensington
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in North Kensington .
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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 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 extended 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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