Karate Classes In The Hyde

Karate Classes In The Hyde

The Hyde Karate Teacher

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects 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 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 great To train Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate excellent character through following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Classes In The Hyde

Giving Karate classes in The Hyde made for people from all walks of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, young or old, we will help people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

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

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in The Hyde .

Karate: historical details

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 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 motions; 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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