Karate Classes In Stamford Hill

Karate Classes In Stamford Hill

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Fitness, control, continuing development of good character are just some of the advantages practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Stamford Hill

Our Karate classes in Stamford Hill focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to study a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Stamford Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Stamford Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Stamford Hill .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 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 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 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 Stamford Hill )

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