Karate Classes In Richmond

Karate Classes In Richmond

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What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It has a great history and is a really rewarding pursuit.

Karate Classes In Richmond

Our Karate classes in Richmond are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that want to practice a new martial-art or sport that keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Richmond ) – Our Karate Classes in Richmond

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Richmond .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 can 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 movements; 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 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 Richmond )

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