Karate Classes In North Ockendon
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Karate may be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Health and fitness, discipline, continuing development of excellent character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.
Karate Lessons/Classes In North Ockendon
Our Karate classes in North Ockendon target all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to practice a new style of martial art or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (North Ockendon ) – Our Karate Classes in North Ockendon
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 three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in North Ockendon .
Karate: historical details
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 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 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 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 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 occupants 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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