Karate Classes In Arkley

Karate Classes In Arkley

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the overall improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Great for the cardiovascular system, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Will teach willpower along with the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It gives you a feeling of achievement only possible through certain sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Arkley

Our Karate classes in Arkley target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their 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 (Arkley ) – Our Karate Classes in Arkley

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Arkley .

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 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 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 periods 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Arkley )

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