Karate Classes In Southend
Southend Karate Instructor
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What Is Karate?
Karate is one of the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms across the world. Fighting techinques rely on acute physical dexterity and mental focus. They were created in Asia (predominantly The indian subcontinent, China and Japan) throughout the course of several hundreds of years. In all this time, there are a huge selection of martial arts variants, and there are a huge selection of martial arts styles practiced these days.
Why It is great To Practice Karate
Fitness, discipline, growth and development of excellent character are some of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character through following instructions and training with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Southend
Offering Karate classes in Southend created for people from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be female or male, young or old, we will work with people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (Southend ) – Our Karate Classes in Southend
Karate practice is usually divided into three primary 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 Southend .
Karate: historical details
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 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 may 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; 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 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, 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.
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