Karate Classes In Roehampton
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be considered a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Healthy for the cardiovascular system, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach self-discipline as well as the ability to abide by instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually go through the martial art into later life. It gives you a feeling of achievement only achievable through particular sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Roehampton
Our Karate classes in Roehampton target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to practice a new martial art style or sport that keeps them healthy Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Roehampton ) – Our Karate Classes in Roehampton
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Roehampton .
Karate: Some historical information
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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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, 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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