Karate Classes In Manor House

Karate Classes In Manor House

Manor House Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the over-all improvement of the individual. This is caused by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for the cardiovascular system, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-control as well as the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually proceed with the martial art into later life. It offers a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Manor House

Offering Karate classes in Manor House made for individuals from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate students can be male or female, old or young, we can help individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Manor House ) – Our Karate Classes in Manor House

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Manor House .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 may 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 within 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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