Karate Classes In Newbury Park
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What Is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free means of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Great for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system going back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to learn about and safe. It has a great historical background and is a really rewarding activity.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Newbury Park
Providing Karate classes in Newbury Park intended for people from all areas of life both male and female. We offer lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, old or young, we will help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Newbury Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Newbury Park
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Newbury Park .
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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.
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 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 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, 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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