Karate Classes In Putney
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Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was designed to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, control, development of excellent character are some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movements, and develop good character as a result of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Putney
Our Karate classes in Putney are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new martial art or sport which keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Putney ) – Our Karate Classes in Putney
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Putney .
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 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 northern 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 on 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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