Karate Classes In Tower Hill

Karate Classes In Tower Hill

Tower Hill Karate Teacher

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What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon free means of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics using every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Fitness, discipline, growth and development of excellent character are some of the advantages of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and establish good character through following directions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Tower Hill

Our Karate classes in Tower Hill target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to study a new self-defense skill or sports activity which hopefully keeps them physically fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Tower Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Tower Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Tower Hill .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 can 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 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 inhabitants 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 Tower Hill )

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