Karate Classes In Berrylands
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be considered a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from more self confidence along with a increased sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Berrylands
Our Karate classes in Berrylands are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to practice a new martial art or sports activity that keeps them in good shape Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Berrylands ) – Our Karate Classes in Berrylands
Karate practice is usually divided into three key activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Berrylands .
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 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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Berrylands )