Karate Classes In Fulwell
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Karate may be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, control, development of great character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Fulwell
Our Karate classes in Fulwell target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to study a new self-defense skill or sports activity which keeps them physically fit People who are serious about 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 every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Fulwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Fulwell
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 Fulwell .
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 may 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 extended periods 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 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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