Karate Classes In Derry Downs

Karate Classes In Derry Downs

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be described as a weapon-less technique of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been designed to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from much more self confidence as well as a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children enjoy the team interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In Derry Downs

Our Karate classes in Derry Downs are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to study a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them fit Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Derry Downs ) – Our Karate Classes in Derry Downs

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Derry Downs .

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 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 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 around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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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