Karate Classes In Park Royal
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be defined as a weapon free technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Perfect for the cardiovascular system, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Teaches discipline as well as the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually proceed with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of accomplishment only possible through certain sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Park Royal
Our Karate classes in Park Royal target many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase 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 (Park Royal ) – Our Karate Classes in Park Royal
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Park Royal .
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 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 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 northern 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 stretches 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 one, used by the occupants 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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