Karate Classes In Welling
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the overall development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Perfect for self defence, exercise, and discipline, it’s a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to understand and safe. It comes with a fantastic historical background and is a really worthwhile activity.
Karate Classes In Welling
Our Karate classes in Welling are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new self-defense skill or sport which hopefully keeps them healthy Individuals who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or natural ability.
Karate practice (Welling ) – Our Karate Classes in Welling
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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Welling .
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 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 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 north 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 around 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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