Karate Classes In Goddington

Karate Classes In Goddington

Goddington Karate Coach

Seeking a karate teacher or karate classes in Goddington ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is one of the most generally practiced self-defense skill forms in the world. Fighting techinques rely on acute physical coordination and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (largely India, China and Japan) throughout the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts adaptations, and you will find numerous martial arts practiced nowadays.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from more self-confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Goddington

Our Karate classes in Goddington target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them fit Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Goddington ) – Our Karate Classes in Goddington

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Goddington .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 on 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.

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