Karate Classes In Seven Kings

Karate Classes In Seven Kings

Seven Kings Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Seven Kings ?

What Is Karate?

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

Why It’s great To train Karate

Health and fitness, self-discipline, development of excellent character are just some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Seven Kings

Our Karate classes in Seven Kings target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial art style or sport that keeps them healthy Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who want to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Seven Kings ) – Our Karate Classes in Seven Kings

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 Seven Kings .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 may 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 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 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Seven Kings )

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