Karate Classes In West Drayton
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was built to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of great character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In West Drayton
Our Karate classes in West Drayton focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (West Drayton ) – Our Karate Classes in West Drayton
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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in West Drayton .
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 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 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 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, 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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