Karate Classes In Beddington

Karate Classes In Beddington

Beddington Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive 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 over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Suitable for self defence, physical fitness, and discipline, it’s a highly popular and effective martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a very enjoyable pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Beddington

Providing Karate classes in Beddington made for people from all walks of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students could be female or male, old or young, we will help individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Beddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Beddington

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 Beddington .

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 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 north 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Beddington )

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