Karate Classes In Uxbridge

Karate Classes In Uxbridge

Uxbridge Karate Instructor

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What’s Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less technique of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Perfect for self defence, fitness, and self-control, this is a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is simple to understand and safe. It has a great history and is a really rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In Uxbridge

Our Karate classes in Uxbridge target all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new martial art or sport activity that keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Uxbridge ) – Our Karate Classes in Uxbridge

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Uxbridge .

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 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 can 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 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 very long 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 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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