Karate Classes In Southend
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Exactly what is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the growth and development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To train Karate
Health and fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of good character are a few of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control via drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Southend
Our Karate classes in Southend focus on all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to study a new martial-art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Southend ) – Our Karate Classes in Southend
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Southend .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 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 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 occupants 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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