Karate Classes In Cranham
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Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the all round improvement of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Health and fitness, self-control, growth and development of great character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movement, and develop good character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cranham
Our Karate classes in Cranham target a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport activity which keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to protect 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 physical ability.
Karate practice (Cranham ) – Our Karate Classes in Cranham
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Cranham .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cranham )