Karate Classes In Cowley

Karate Classes In Cowley

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What Is Karate?

Karate might be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, self-control, development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Cowley

Offering Karate classes in Cowley suitable for individuals from all areas of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students might be female or male, old or young, we are able to assist people from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Cowley ) – Our Karate Classes in Cowley

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Cowley .

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 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 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 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 very long 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 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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