Karate Classes In Whetstone

Karate Classes In Whetstone

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What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most widely practiced martial-art forms across the world. Fighting techinques depend upon acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (primarily India, China and taiwan and okinawa) throughout the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are a great number of martial arts variations, and there are 100s of martial arts practiced today.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Health and fitness, discipline, growth and development of great character are a few of some great benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Whetstone

Our Karate classes in Whetstone focus on all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who want to practice a new martial art or hobby that keeps them in shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their 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 (Whetstone ) – Our Karate Classes in Whetstone

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Whetstone .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 can 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 movements; 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within 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.

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