Karate Classes In Longford
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may be described as a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, control, development of good character are just some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Longford
Our Karate classes in Longford are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape People who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Longford ) – Our Karate Classes in Longford
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Longford .
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 may 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 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 extended 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, 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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