Karate Classes In Poplar

Karate Classes In Poplar

Poplar Karate Coach

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free way of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from more self-confidence and a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and children benefit from the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In Poplar

Giving Karate classes in Poplar made for people from all walks of life both female and male. We provide lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, old or young, we’re able to assist individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Poplar ) – Our Karate Classes in Poplar

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 Poplar .

Karate: Some historical information

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 in history.

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 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 very long stretches 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 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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