Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate might be thought of as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s made to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Great for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, this is a very popular and effective forms of martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to understand and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is an extremely satisfying pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Ardleigh Green
Our Karate classes in Ardleigh Green are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to learn a new martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Ardleigh Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Ardleigh Green
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Ardleigh Green .
Karate: historical details
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 can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
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 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 very long periods 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 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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