Karate Classes In Bulls Cross
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate could be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Great for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, it’s a highly popular and effective martial arts training program going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is a very worthwhile activity.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bulls Cross
Giving Karate classes in Bulls Cross suitable 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 experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be female or male, young or old, we will assist people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Bulls Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in Bulls Cross
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Bulls Cross .
Karate: Some historical information
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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.
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 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 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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