Karate Classes In Cudham
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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 conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of good character are some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Cudham
Our Karate classes in Cudham focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new style of martial art or sport activity that keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Cudham ) – Our Karate Classes in Cudham
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 Cudham .
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 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 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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.
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