Karate Classes In Elm Park
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Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the overall improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of great character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repetition of movements, and establish excellent character as a result of following instructions and training with humility.
Karate Classes In Elm Park
Our Karate classes in Elm Park target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new self-defense skill or hobby which keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Elm Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Elm Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 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 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 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 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, 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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