Karate Classes In Church End
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the overall 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 both mental and physical benefits that range from extra self confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults benefit from the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Church End
Our Karate classes in Church End focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who want to study a new style of martial art or sport that keeps them in good shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Church End ) – Our Karate Classes in Church End
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 information and facts
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 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 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 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 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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