Karate Classes In Bellingham

Karate Classes In Bellingham

Bellingham Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate is amongst the most generally practiced self-defense skill forms worldwide. Fighting techinques rely upon acute physical coordination and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (primarily India, China and taiwan and okinawa) over the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there have been countless martial arts varieties, and there are countless martial arts styles practiced nowadays.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Good for the heart, good for physical fitness and mental clarity. Will teach willpower along with the capability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually proceed with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sense of achievement only achievable by way of certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Bellingham

Our Karate classes in Bellingham are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them physically fit Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Bellingham ) – Our Karate Classes in Bellingham

Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Bellingham .

Karate: historical information and facts

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 in history.

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 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 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 one, 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 Bellingham )

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