Introduction of Karate
Karate is one of the most widely practice martial-Art’s forms in the Japanese word. Martial-Art’s rely on acute physical coordination and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (primarily India, China and Japan) over the course of several thousands of years.
Modern karate developed out of martial-Art’s forms practiced in Okinawa, an island that is now part of Japan, for hundreds of year, karate evolved in East Asia over a period of centuries, becoming systemized in Okinawa in the 17th century probably by people forbidden to carry weapons. It was imported in to Japan in the 1920. Several schools and system developed, each favoring somewhat different techniques and training methods. Karate, like other Asian martial-Art’s disciplines, stress mental attitude, rituals of courtesy, costumes and a complex belt ranking system (kyu) by color of belts, there is some overlapping of techniques with other fighting style.
Karate (Japanese -empty hand) unarmed martial-Art’s disciplines employing kicking, punching, blocking with the arms or legs. Emphasis is on concentrating as much of the body’s power as possible at the point and instant of impact, striking surface include the hand(particularly the knuckle and the outer edge) ball of the foot, heel, forearm, knee and elbow all area toughened by practice or wood, pine boards up to several inches in thickness can be broken by the bare hand or foot of an expert, timing, tactics and spirit however are each considered at least as physical toughening.
In sports karate and sparring (kumite) in training blows and kicks are stopped short preferably within an inch of contact sporting matches.
Commonly last about three minutes to a decision if nether contestant has scored a clean point in the estimation of the judges, contestant of form (kata) are also held, in which single competitors perform predetermined series of movements simulating defense and counter attack against several opponents performances are scorned by a panel of judges, as in gymnastic.
Benefits of Karate
- Self defense: Karate-Do correctly learned is excellent means of self defence not just a sport. Eventually, one must retire, from sport competition. But Karate-Do is Valuable for a lifetime.
- Self confidence: Karate training offer in building self-esteem and confidence are immeasurable and evident in all walks of life.
- Stress release: Karate is an excellent means of relieving the stresses of daily life, after a tense day work, our school training at Dojo will definitely reduce one’s stress level and allow the student to go home feeling relaxed and refresh.
- Discipline: Karate is challenging work both mentally and physically you will motivate yourself and others to attain goals which previously only dreamed of in addition. The practice demands incrementally that we emotions that negatively affect our productivity.
- Sport: This aspect of Karate-Do allows anyone with competitive desire to participate in numerous tournaments locally, nationally and even international.
- Conditioning: Karate Training includes not only classical forms (Kata) but also the most current techniques in flexibility and Aerobics Activity. Karate conditioning has been identified as one of the most complete physical activities utilizing the whole body with minimum stress.
- Physical and mental advantage: Physical Fitness and Overall Health: Karate-Do training improves flexibility, strength, coordination’s, and endurance of an individual. Karate-Do’s punches, Thrust, Kicks, blocks, sweeps and throw tones the whole body in an explosive and dynamic workout.