Karate Classes In Southborough

Karate Classes In Southborough

Southborough Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Southborough ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be described as a weapon-less way of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive strategies using every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from extra confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Southborough

Our Karate classes in Southborough are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new martial art or hobby that keeps them physically fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Southborough ) – Our Karate Classes in Southborough

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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Southborough .

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 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 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 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 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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