Karate Classes In Hampton

Karate Classes In Hampton

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Perfect for the heart, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows you discipline and the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically follow the martial art in to later life. It provides a feeling of success only attainable through specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hampton

Our Karate classes in Hampton are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who wish to study a new martial art style or sports activity which hopefully keeps them fit Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Hampton ) – Our Karate Classes in Hampton

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:

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

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Hampton .

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 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 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 Hampton )

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