Karate Classes In Bellingham
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial-art forms on the planet. Forms of martial arts rely on acute physical dexterity and mental concentration. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and Japan) over the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts variants, and there are a huge selection of disciplines practiced nowadays.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, control, growth and development of great character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movement, and cultivate good character through following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Bellingham
Our Karate classes in Bellingham focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new self-defense skill or sport which keeps them healthy Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their 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 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Bellingham .
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 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 extended 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 )