Karate Classes In Longlands
Longlands Karate Instructor
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repeating movements, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Longlands
Our Karate classes in Longlands are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to learn a new martial-art or sport that keeps them in good shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those who want 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 ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Longlands ) – Our Karate Classes in Longlands
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Longlands .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 can 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 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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