Karate Classes In Cudham

Karate Classes In Cudham

Cudham Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Cudham ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced self-defense skill forms on the planet. Fighting styles rely upon acute physical dexterity and mental concentration. They were created in Asia (mainly India, China and okinawa) throughout the course of several thousands of years. In all this time, there are countless martial arts variants, and you will find countless martial arts practiced these days.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from extra self confidence as well as a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids experience the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Cudham

Our Karate classes in Cudham focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to study a new martial art style or hobby that keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Cudham ) – Our Karate Classes in Cudham

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 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 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 may 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Cudham )

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