Karate Classes In Twickenham

Karate Classes In Twickenham

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of good character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movement, and cultivate excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Twickenham

Delivering Karate classes in Twickenham created for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we can assist individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Twickenham ) – Our Karate Classes in Twickenham

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Twickenham .

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 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 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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