Karate Classes In Well Hall

Karate Classes In Well Hall

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects pinpoint the complete improvement of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Perfect for the heart, great for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows you willpower as well as the ability to abide by directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically continue with the martial art in to later life. It provides a feeling of success only achievable through certain sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Well Hall

Our Karate classes in Well Hall are prepared for a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new martial art style or sport which hopefully keeps them in shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Well Hall ) – Our Karate Classes in Well Hall

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Well Hall .

Karate: historical details

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 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 north 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 extended 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 occupants 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Well Hall )

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