Karate Classes In Old Oak Common

Karate Classes In Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are a few of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Old Oak Common

Providing Karate classes in Old Oak Common suitable for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be female or male, young or old, we will help people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Old Oak Common ) – Our Karate Classes in Old Oak Common

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 Old Oak Common .

Karate: historical details

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 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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 within 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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