Karate Classes In Tottenham Green
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may be defined as a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from more self-confidence as well as a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults benefit from the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Tottenham Green
Our Karate classes in Tottenham Green focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to learn a new martial art style or sport activity which keeps them in good shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Tottenham Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Tottenham Green
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 Tottenham Green .
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 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 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 extended 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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