Karate Classes In Church End

Karate Classes In Church End

Church End Karate Coach

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the overall development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Great for the cardiovascular system, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Will teach self-discipline as well as the ability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically continue with the martial art into later life. It provides a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Church End

Our Karate classes in Church End are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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: 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 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 north 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 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 residents 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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