Karate Classes In Tolworth
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Karate could be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was built to defend against armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Healthy for the heart, great for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows you willpower as well as the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually proceed with the martial art in to later life. It provides a feeling of success only possible through certain sports activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Tolworth
Our Karate classes in Tolworth focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to study a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Tolworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Tolworth
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Tolworth .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 very 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 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.
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