Karate Classes In Wimbledon
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Good for self defence, exercise, and discipline, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to learn about and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is a very satisfying activity.
Karate Classes In Wimbledon
Our Karate classes in Wimbledon are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial-art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Wimbledon ) – Our Karate Classes in Wimbledon
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Wimbledon .
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 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 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 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 stretches 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 one, 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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