Karate Classes In Middle Park
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon-less method of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s designed to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Physical fitness, willpower, development of excellent character are a few of the key benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repeating movements, and establish excellent character through following directions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Middle Park
Delivering Karate classes in Middle Park made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils can be female or male, old or young, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Middle Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Middle Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Middle Park .
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 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 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 long periods 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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