Karate Classes In Totteridge
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, willpower, continuing development of excellent character are some of the advantages practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character as a result of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Totteridge
Our Karate classes in Totteridge focus on all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Totteridge ) – Our Karate Classes in Totteridge
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Totteridge .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 stretches 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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