Karate Classes In Woodside

Karate Classes In Woodside

Woodside Karate Instructor

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What Is Karate?

Karate is amongst the most commonly practiced self-defense skill forms across the world. Fighting techniques rely upon acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (predominantly India, China and okinawa) throughout the course of several hundreds of years. In all this time, there are a huge selection of martial arts varieties, and you will find a huge selection of martial arts styles practiced today.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Physical fitness, willpower, development of good character are just some of the many benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control through drills and repeating movements, and cultivate good character by way of following instructions and practising with humbleness.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Woodside

Our Karate classes in Woodside are designed for all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to practice a new martial art style or sports activity that keeps them in good shape Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Woodside ) – Our Karate Classes in Woodside

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 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Woodside .

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 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 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 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 one, 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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