Karate Classes In Shirley

Karate Classes In Shirley

Shirley Karate Coach

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What Is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free means of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive procedures applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been intended to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, willpower, continuing development of great character are just some of the key benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Shirley

Providing Karate classes in Shirley suitable for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be male or female, old or young, we will help individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Shirley ) – Our Karate Classes in Shirley

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Shirley .

Karate: Some historical information

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 can be considered the first book on karate in history.

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 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 stretches 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Shirley )

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