Karate Classes In Wormwood Scrubs

Karate Classes In Wormwood Scrubs

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the over-all improvement of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Perfect for the heart, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows you self-control along with the ability to follow directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It provides feelings of achievement only attainable by way of specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Wormwood Scrubs

Our Karate classes in Wormwood Scrubs are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to study a new martial art style or sports activity that keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Wormwood Scrubs ) – Our Karate Classes in Wormwood Scrubs

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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Wormwood Scrubs .

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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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