Karate Classes In Botany Bay
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Perfect for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, this is a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to understand and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a very worthwhile pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Botany Bay
Our Karate classes in Botany Bay target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity that keeps them healthy People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Botany Bay ) – Our Karate Classes in Botany Bay
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Botany Bay .
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 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 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 northern 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 very long 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 occupants 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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