Karate Classes In The Hyde
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What Is Karate?
Karate might be described as a weapon free method of self defence. It is made up of powerful offensive and defensive procedures applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that’s built to defend against armed opponents.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, control, growth and development of good character are some of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through forceful movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movements, and build excellent character as a result of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In The Hyde
Offering Karate classes in The Hyde created for people from all areas of life both men and women. We provide lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students might be female or male, old or young, we are able to work with individuals from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.
Karate practice (The Hyde ) – Our Karate Classes in The Hyde
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hyde .
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 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 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 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, 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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