Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate might be described as a weapon free method of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green
Our Karate classes in Ardleigh Green are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial-art or sport which keeps them healthy People who are serious about learning Karate & People that 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 all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Ardleigh Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Ardleigh Green
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Ardleigh Green .
Karate: historical information and facts
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder 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 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 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 very long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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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