Karate Classes In Leaves Green

Karate Classes In Leaves Green

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Wanting a karate instructor or karate classes in Leaves Green ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying 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 Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, willpower, development of excellent character are a few of the advantages practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movement, and establish good character through following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In Leaves Green

Our Karate classes in Leaves Green target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to study a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them in shape Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Leaves Green ) – Our Karate Classes in Leaves Green

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 Leaves Green .

Karate: historical information and facts

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 of all time.

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 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 very long periods 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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