Karate Classes In Cowley
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the 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 pinpoint the over-all improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, willpower, development of excellent character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cowley
Our Karate classes in Cowley are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who would like to study a new style of martial art or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Cowley ) – Our Karate Classes in Cowley
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Cowley .
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 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 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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