Karate Classes In Pratt’s Bottom

Karate Classes In Pratt’s Bottom

Pratt’s Bottom Karate Teacher

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What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the progression of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are a few of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Pratt’s Bottom

Our Karate classes in Pratt’s Bottom target a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new martial art form or sports activity which keeps them physically fit Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Pratt’s Bottom ) – Our Karate Classes in Pratt’s Bottom

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Pratt’s Bottom .

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 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 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 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 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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