Karate Classes In Noak Hill

Karate Classes In Noak Hill

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates powerful offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which has been made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Healthy for the heart, perfect for conditioning and mental clarity. Teaches self-discipline and also the capability to follow instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It offers a feeling of success only possible by way of particular sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Noak Hill

Our Karate classes in Noak Hill are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Those people who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Noak Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Noak Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Noak Hill .

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 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 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Noak Hill )

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