Karate Classes In Beddington
Beddington Karate Instructor
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Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the all round improvement of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Fitness, self-control, development of excellent character are just some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character by way of following directions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Beddington
Our Karate classes in Beddington focus on many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Beddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Beddington
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Beddington .
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 can 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 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 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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