Karate Classes In North Sheen

Karate Classes In North Sheen

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been intended to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Great for the cardiovascular system, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows discipline along with the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It offers a feeling of accomplishment only possible by way of specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In North Sheen

Providing Karate classes in North Sheen designed for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (North Sheen ) – Our Karate Classes in North Sheen

Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in North Sheen .

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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 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 within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in North Sheen )

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