Karate Classes In Crossness

Karate Classes In Crossness

Crossness Karate Coach

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and discipline, it’s actually a very popular and effective martial arts training program dating back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to master and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is a really worthwhile activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Crossness

Offering Karate classes in Crossness intended for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be male or female, young or old, we are able to work with people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Crossness ) – Our Karate Classes in Crossness

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Crossness .

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 can 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 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 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 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 Crossness )

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