Karate Classes In Downham
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed opponents.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repeating movement, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Downham
Our Karate classes in Downham are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity that keeps them healthy Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like 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 every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Downham ) – Our Karate Classes in Downham
Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Downham .
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 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 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 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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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