Karate Classes In The Hale

Karate Classes In The Hale

The Hale Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in The Hale ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional 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 way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Karate training provides physical and mental advantages that range from much more self confidence as well as a increased sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Adults and kids have fun with the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Classes In The Hale

Our Karate classes in The Hale are prepared for many types of people, usually one of these three: Those who would like to learn a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase 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 (The Hale ) – Our Karate Classes in The Hale

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 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 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 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 extended 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 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.

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