Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Classes In Ardleigh Green
Our Karate classes in Ardleigh Green are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to practice a new style of martial art or hobby that keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Ardleigh Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Ardleigh Green
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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: Some historical information
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 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 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 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 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 one, used by the inhabitants 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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