Karate Classes In Cann Hall
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Health and fitness, control, development of good character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cann Hall
Our Karate classes in Cann Hall are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to study a new martial-art or sport activity that keeps them in good shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Those that wish 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 all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Cann Hall ) – Our Karate Classes in Cann Hall
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Cann Hall .
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 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 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 very 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 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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