Karate Classes In Osidge

Karate Classes In Osidge

Osidge Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Osidge ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was made to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from more self-confidence and a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Osidge

Our Karate classes in Osidge are prepared for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to practice a new martial art style or hobby which hopefully keeps them healthy Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Osidge ) – Our Karate Classes in Osidge

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Osidge .

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 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Osidge )

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