Karate Classes In South Wimbledon
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Karate may be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive techniques using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was made to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and self-control, it is a very popular and effective forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a very rewarding activity.
Karate Classes In South Wimbledon
Giving Karate classes in South Wimbledon designed for people from all walks of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, young or old, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (South Wimbledon ) – Our Karate Classes in South Wimbledon
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 South Wimbledon .
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 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 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 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 periods 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 residents 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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