Karate Classes In The Hale

Karate Classes In The Hale

The Hale Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the 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 pinpoint the over-all improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical benefits that range from much more self-confidence as well as a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and children benefit from the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In The Hale

Our Karate classes in The Hale are prepared for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who wish to study a new martial art or sport that keeps them in good shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who would like to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.

Karate practice (The Hale ) – Our Karate Classes in The Hale

Karate practice is usually divided into three primary activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these three activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hale .

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 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 long periods 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, 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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