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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Good for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, this is a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a wonderful historical background and is a very enjoyable pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Plaistow
Our Karate classes in Plaistow target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art style or sport which keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Plaistow ) – Our Karate Classes in Plaistow
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Plaistow .
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 of all time.
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 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 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 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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