Karate Classes In Wood Green

Karate Classes In Wood Green

Wood Green Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Wood Green ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most generally practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Martial arts rely upon acute physical control and psychological focus. They were created in Asia (largely India, China and Japan) over the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there have been a huge selection of martial arts adaptations, and there are 100s of martial arts practiced nowadays.

Why It is great To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from more self-confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Wood Green

Our Karate classes in Wood Green focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial-art or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Wood Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Wood Green

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Wood Green .

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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Wood Green )

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