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Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was designed to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from a lot more confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Kids and adults experience the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In West Norwood
Our Karate classes in West Norwood are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to practice a new style of martial art or sport that keeps them in shape People who are intent on learning Karate & People who want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (West Norwood ) – Our Karate Classes in West Norwood
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 West Norwood .
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 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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 periods 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 one, used by the occupants 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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