Karate Classes In Sands End

Karate Classes In Sands End

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What Is Karate?

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

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and discipline, this is a very popular and effective martial arts program dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to learn about and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a really rewarding activity.

Karate Classes In Sands End

Our Karate classes in Sands End focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to practice a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Sands End ) – Our Karate Classes in Sands End

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Sands End .

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 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 may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

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 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 within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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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