Karate Classes In Church End
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Karate may perhaps be defined as a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been built to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Fitness, control, growth and development of good character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repeating movements, and cultivate excellent character as a result of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Church End
Our Karate classes in Church End target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Church End ) – Our Karate Classes in Church End
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Church End .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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