Karate Classes In West Ealing
West Ealing Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that was made to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It is great To train Karate
Physical fitness, discipline, development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character as a result of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In West Ealing
Our Karate classes in West Ealing are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new style of martial art or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who would like 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 every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (West Ealing ) – Our Karate Classes in West Ealing
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 West Ealing .
Karate: Some historical information
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 actual 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 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, 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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