Karate Classes In West Harrow

Karate Classes In West Harrow

West Harrow Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in West Harrow ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose 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 concentration 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

Health and fitness, discipline, development of great character are some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In West Harrow

Our Karate classes in West Harrow are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to practice a new martial art form or sport that keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (West Harrow ) – Our Karate Classes in West Harrow

Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in West Harrow .

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 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 long periods 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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