Karate Classes In Shepherd’s Bush

Karate Classes In Shepherd’s Bush

Shepherd’s Bush Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Shepherd’s Bush ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Shepherd’s Bush

Providing Karate classes in Shepherd’s Bush created for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, old or young, we are able to assist individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Shepherd’s Bush ) – Our Karate Classes in Shepherd’s Bush

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Shepherd’s Bush .

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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Shepherd’s Bush )

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