Karate Classes In Woodlands

Karate Classes In Woodlands

Woodlands Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical elements seek the continuing 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 all round development of the individual. This is facilitated by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Fitness, discipline, growth and development of excellent character are some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Woodlands

Our Karate classes in Woodlands are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Those that want to learn a new martial art style or sports activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Woodlands ) – Our Karate Classes in Woodlands

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 Woodlands .

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 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 very 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, 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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