Karate Classes In Walthamstow Village
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Karate may be defined as a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Good for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Instructs discipline and the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of success only possible through particular sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Walthamstow Village
Giving Karate classes in Walthamstow Village designed for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, young or old, we are able to work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Walthamstow Village ) – Our Karate Classes in Walthamstow Village
Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Village .
Karate: historical information and facts
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder 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 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Walthamstow Village )