Karate Classes In Southborough
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Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive techniques applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides both mental and physical rewards that range from much more self-confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids enjoy the team interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Southborough
Our Karate classes in Southborough target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to practice a new martial art or hobby that keeps them physically fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Southborough ) – Our Karate Classes in Southborough
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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Southborough .
Karate: historical information and facts
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founding father 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 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 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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