Karate Classes In Bowes Park
Bowes Park Karate Coach
Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Bowes Park ?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Healthy for the heart, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Shows you discipline and the ability to follow directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually go through the martial art into later life. It provides a sensation of success only achievable by way of certain sports and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bowes Park
Our Karate classes in Bowes Park target many types of people, usually one of these three: People who want to practice a new martial-art or sport activity which keeps them in good shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Bowes Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Bowes Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Bowes Park .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 motions; 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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