Karate Classes In Blackfen

Karate Classes In Blackfen

Blackfen Karate Teacher

Seeking a karate instructor or karate lessons in Blackfen ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Great for the cardiovascular system, great for physical fitness and mental clarity. Teaches willpower and the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually follow the martial art in to later life. It provides a sensation of achievement only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Blackfen

Delivering Karate classes in Blackfen created for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be male or female, young or old, we are able to help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Blackfen ) – Our Karate Classes in Blackfen

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Blackfen .

Karate: historical details

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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 on 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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