Karate Classes In Derry Downs

Karate Classes In Derry Downs

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What Is Karate?

Karate may be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical advantages that range from a lot more confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Children and adults have fun with the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Derry Downs

Our Karate classes in Derry Downs target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to practice a new martial art or sport which keeps them physically fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want 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 all age groups irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Derry Downs .

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 in history.

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 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 extended periods 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 occupants 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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