Karate Classes In Worcester Park
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What Is Karate?
Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing 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 target the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It’s great To Practice Karate
Karate training provides physical and mental rewards that range from more self-confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Children and adults have fun with the group interaction while they learn together but each in their own pace.
Karate Lessons/Classes In Worcester Park
Our Karate classes in Worcester Park are prepared for all types of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to practice a new martial art or hobby which keeps them physically fit People who are intent on learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Worcester Park ) – Our Karate Classes in Worcester Park
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary 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 Worcester Park .
Karate: Some historical information
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 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 very long 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 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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