Karate Classes In Wembley
Wembley Karate Coach
Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Wembley ?
Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was intended to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Healthy for the heart, perfect for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach discipline as well as the capability to follow directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically go through the martial art into later life. It offers feelings of success only attainable through specific sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Wembley
Our Karate classes in Wembley target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Wembley ) – Our Karate Classes in Wembley
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Wembley .
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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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