Karate Classes In North Kensington
North Kensington Karate Instructor
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Karate is amongst the most generally practiced martial-art forms across the world. Fighting techinques rely upon acute physical dexterity and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (mainly India, China and Japan) throughout the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are a huge selection of martial arts variations, and you will find a huge selection of martial arts styles practiced nowadays.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, willpower, development of great character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character through following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In North Kensington
Our Karate classes in North Kensington are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to study a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (North Kensington ) – Our Karate Classes in North Kensington
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in North Kensington .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 techniques 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 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 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 one, 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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