Karate Classes In Wimbledon
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing 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 concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Fitness, control, development of good character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movements, and build good character as a result of following directions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Wimbledon
Our Karate classes in Wimbledon are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that would like to practice a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Wimbledon ) – Our Karate Classes in Wimbledon
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Wimbledon .
Karate: historical details
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 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 motions; 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.
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