Karate Classes In Shacklewell
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What Is Karate?
Karate may be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which was intended to fend off armed opponents.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Physical fitness, discipline, continuing development of excellent character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repeating movements, and develop good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Shacklewell
Our Karate classes in Shacklewell are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sports activity that keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Shacklewell ) – Our Karate Classes in Shacklewell
Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Shacklewell .
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 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 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 within the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the inhabitants 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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