Karate Classes In Waddon
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate may perhaps be thought of as a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive procedures making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.
Why It Is Good To Practice Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from extra confidence along with a increased feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults experience the team interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Waddon
Our Karate classes in Waddon are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to study a new martial art style or sport which keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of any age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Waddon ) – Our Karate Classes in Waddon
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Waddon .
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 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 very long periods 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, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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