Karate Classes In Fulwell
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Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the 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 focus on the over-all development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It is great To train Karate
Great for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Will teach self-control and also the ability to follow guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically continue with the martial art into later life. It offers a sensation of accomplishment only possible by way of specific sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Fulwell
Our Karate classes in Fulwell are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to practice a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Fulwell ) – Our Karate Classes in Fulwell
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Fulwell .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Fulwell )