Karate Classes In The Hyde
The Hyde Karate Teacher
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the progression of protective 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 over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Suitable for self defence, physical fitness, and discipline, it is a very popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial tradition. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a great history and is a very rewarding pursuit.
Karate Lessons/Classes In The Hyde
Our Karate classes in The Hyde are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to practice a new style of martial art or hobby which keeps them in good shape Those people who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (The Hyde ) – Our Karate Classes in The Hyde
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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hyde .
Karate: historical information and facts
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 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 north 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 The Hyde )