Karate Classes In Wandsworth
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the overall development of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from extra confidence as well as a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and children experience the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Wandsworth
Our Karate classes in Wandsworth target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art or hobby that keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Wandsworth ) – Our Karate Classes in Wandsworth
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Wandsworth .
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 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 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 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 very 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 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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