Karate Classes In Petersham
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the overall development of the individual. This is caused through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Fitness, willpower, continuing development of good character are some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repeating movement, and establish good character through following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Petersham
Our Karate classes in Petersham are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to study a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Petersham ) – Our Karate Classes in Petersham
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Petersham .
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 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 can 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 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 extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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