Karate Classes In Snaresbrook
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Perfect for the cardiovascular system, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows you discipline and the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It offers a sense of achievement only possible by way of particular sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Snaresbrook
Our Karate classes in Snaresbrook are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to learn a new martial art style or sports activity which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Snaresbrook ) – Our Karate Classes in Snaresbrook
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Snaresbrook .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 may 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the occupants 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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