Karate Classes In Elm Park
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Karate could be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which was built to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, willpower, growth and development of good character are just some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and build good character as a result of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Elm Park
Our Karate classes in Elm Park are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Elm Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Elm Park
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Elm Park .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 very long periods 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 residents 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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