Karate Classes In Wealdstone
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, control, growth and development of great character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Wealdstone
Providing Karate classes in Wealdstone suitable for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we are able to work with individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Wealdstone ) – Our Karate Classes in Wealdstone
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Wealdstone .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 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 within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, used by the occupants 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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