Karate Classes In Walthamstow
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Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual 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 caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, control, development of good character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Walthamstow
Our Karate classes in Walthamstow focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to learn a new martial art style or sport that keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Walthamstow ) – Our Karate Classes in Walthamstow
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Walthamstow .
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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 around the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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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