Karate Classes In Strawberry Hill
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less method of self defence. It involves dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was built to fend off armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Beneficial for self defence, physical fitness, and self-control, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient forms of martial arts system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It is easy to learn and safe. It has a great history and is a very worthwhile activity.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Strawberry Hill
Our Karate classes in Strawberry Hill are designed for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to study a new martial art form or sport activity that keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the ability to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Strawberry Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Strawberry Hill
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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