Karate Classes In Elm Park
Elm Park Karate Coach
Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Elm Park ?
Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall development of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from more self confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults have fun with the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Elm Park
Our Karate classes in Elm Park are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial art style or sports activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Elm Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Elm Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Elm Park .
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 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 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 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 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 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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