Karate Classes In Norwood Green
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the continuing 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 overall improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Good for the heart, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows discipline as well as the capability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically go through the martial art into later life. It offers feelings of achievement only possible by way of certain sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Norwood Green
Our Karate classes in Norwood Green are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new martial-art or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like 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 ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Norwood Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Norwood Green
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Norwood Green .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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