Karate Classes In Southend
Southend Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive tactics making use of all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was intended to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Good for the heart, good for fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-control along with the capability to abide by instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It offers a sense of success only achievable by way of specific sporting activities and martial arts.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Southend
Our Karate classes in Southend target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to practice a new style of martial art or hobby which keeps them in good shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who want to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Southend ) – Our Karate Classes in Southend
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Southend .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 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 one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Southend )