Karate Classes In Eel Pie Island
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Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive procedures making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that’s made to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Health and fitness, self-control, growth and development of good character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through forceful activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and build excellent character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Eel Pie Island
Offering Karate classes in Eel Pie Island designed for people from all walks of life both female and male. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, young or old, we will work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.
Karate practice (Eel Pie Island ) – Our Karate Classes in Eel Pie Island
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 Eel Pie Island .
Karate: Some historical information
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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