Karate Classes In Ladywell
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed opponents.
Why It is great To train Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, development of good character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Ladywell
Our Karate classes in Ladywell are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Ladywell ) – Our Karate Classes in Ladywell
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Ladywell .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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 residents 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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