Karate Classes In Castelnau

Karate Classes In Castelnau

Castelnau Karate Coach

Seeking a karate coach or karate lessons in Castelnau ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic 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 the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from much more self confidence and a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Castelnau

Delivering Karate classes in Castelnau made for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students could be male or female, old or young, we’re able to work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Castelnau ) – Our Karate Classes in Castelnau

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Castelnau .

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 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 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 extended 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Castelnau )

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