Karate Classes In Tufnell Park
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the continuing 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 focus on the all round development of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Fitness, discipline, continuing development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and build good character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Tufnell Park
Our Karate classes in Tufnell Park are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to practice a new martial-art or hobby that keeps them in good shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Tufnell Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Tufnell Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Tufnell Park .
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 can 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 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 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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