Karate Classes In Seven Sisters
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What Is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, discipline, development of great character are some of the advantages practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Seven Sisters
Our Karate classes in Seven Sisters are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Seven Sisters ) – Our Karate Classes in Seven Sisters
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Seven Sisters .
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 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 stretches 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Seven Sisters )