Karate Classes In Leamouth

Karate Classes In Leamouth

Leamouth Karate Coach

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Leamouth ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s designed to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are just some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Leamouth

Our Karate classes in Leamouth target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Leamouth ) – Our Karate Classes in Leamouth

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Leamouth .

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 may 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 north 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 very 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 Leamouth )

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