Karate Classes In Tottenham Hale

Karate Classes In Tottenham Hale

Tottenham Hale Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from much more confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults benefit from the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Tottenham Hale

Offering Karate classes in Tottenham Hale intended for people from all areas of life both men and women. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we will work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Tottenham Hale ) – Our Karate Classes in Tottenham Hale

Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Tottenham Hale .

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 may 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 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 long periods 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, 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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