Karate Classes In Noak Hill

Karate Classes In Noak Hill

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What Is Karate?

Karate could be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive strategies making use of every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Beneficial for self defence, conditioning, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system going back to feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to learn and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a really rewarding pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Noak Hill

Providing Karate classes in Noak Hill suitable for individuals from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be male or female, old or young, we will work with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 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 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 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 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.

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