Karate Classes In Westminster
Westminster Karate Coach
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Physical fitness, self-control, development of excellent character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and develop excellent character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Westminster
Our Karate classes in Westminster are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to learn a new martial art form or sport activity that keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Westminster ) – Our Karate Classes in Westminster
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Westminster .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 can 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Westminster )