Karate Classes In Cranham
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects 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 concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Fitness, control, development of great character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cranham
Our Karate classes in Cranham focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to study a new martial art or hobby that keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Cranham ) – Our Karate Classes in Cranham
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Cranham .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cranham )