Karate Classes In Ruxley
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be considered a weapon-less means of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been designed to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, self-control, continuing development of good character are just some of the many benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Ruxley
Our Karate classes in Ruxley focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new martial-art or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People that want 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 every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Ruxley ) – Our Karate Classes in Ruxley
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Ruxley .
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 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 very long 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, 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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