Karate Classes In Kenton
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective 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 complete improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Beneficial for self defence, fitness, and self-discipline, it is a very popular and effective martial arts program going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to understand and safe. It comes with a great history and is a really enjoyable activity.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Kenton
Our Karate classes in Kenton target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to practice a new martial art form or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are serious about learning Karate & Those who wish 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 all age groups regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Kenton ) – Our Karate Classes in Kenton
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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Kenton .
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 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 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 stretches 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Kenton )