Karate Classes In Strawberry Hill

Karate Classes In Strawberry Hill

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What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentration on the complete improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Healthy for the heart, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Instructs self-control and the capability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of achievement only attainable by way of certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Strawberry Hill

Our Karate classes in Strawberry Hill focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to practice a new martial art form or hobby which hopefully keeps them physically fit People 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 work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (Strawberry Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Strawberry Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Strawberry Hill .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 very long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Strawberry Hill )

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