Karate Classes In Church End

Karate Classes In Church End

Church End Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the all round development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movement, and develop good character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Church End

Our Karate classes in Church End are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to learn a new martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Church End ) – Our Karate Classes in Church End

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 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 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 very long 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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