Karate Classes In Ham
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from much more self-confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults have fun with the team interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Ham
Our Karate classes in Ham are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability 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 (Ham ) – Our Karate Classes in Ham
Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Ham .
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 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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.
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 northern 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 on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Ham )