Karate Classes In Lampton

Karate Classes In Lampton

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less method of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive procedures using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental benefits that range from extra self confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Lampton

Our Karate classes in Lampton target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to study a new martial-art or hobby which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Lampton ) – Our Karate Classes in Lampton

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Lampton .

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 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 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 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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