Karate Classes In Bulls Cross
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What Is Karate?
Karate could be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was designed to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Perfect for self defence, conditioning, and discipline, it is a highly popular and efficient martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It has a fantastic history and is a very rewarding pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Bulls Cross
Delivering Karate classes in Bulls Cross suitable for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, young or old, we can assist people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Bulls Cross ) – Our Karate Classes in Bulls Cross
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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, 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 can 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 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 stretches 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, 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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