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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Perfect for self defence, physical fitness, and discipline, this is a very popular and efficient martial arts training program dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to master and safe. It comes with a wonderful history and is a really satisfying activity.
Karate Classes In De Beauvoir Town
Providing Karate classes in De Beauvoir Town made for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we will work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (De Beauvoir Town ) – Our Karate Classes in De Beauvoir Town
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in De Beauvoir Town .
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 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 moves; 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 very 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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