Karate Classes In South Tottenham
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Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, discipline, growth and development of excellent character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and cultivate excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In South Tottenham
Our Karate classes in South Tottenham are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to study a new martial art form or hobby which keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (South Tottenham ) – Our Karate Classes in South Tottenham
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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in South Tottenham .
Karate: historical details
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 methods 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 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 long 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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