Karate Classes In Cubitt Town
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the growth and 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 concentration on the all round improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Great for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it’s actually a very popular and effective martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is easy to learn and safe. It comes with a great history and is a really enjoyable activity.
Karate Classes In Cubitt Town
Our Karate classes in Cubitt Town are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art style or hobby which keeps them fit People who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like 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 ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Cubitt Town ) – Our Karate Classes in Cubitt Town
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Cubitt Town .
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 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 stretches 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 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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