1. How to get the grade in karate
After studying for a period of time, you can take the grade examination after you have completed the class hours and reached the qualification of the examination. Generally, the junior students take the grade examination every 2-3 months; About half a year for intermediate level.
Karate is the same as judo and Taekwondo, and each school has its own hierarchical rules. There are ten sections in karate.
Initial stage: (must be over 16 years old).
Second stage: those who have obtained the first stage (must be over 16 years old).
Third stage: those who have obtained the second stage (must be over 16 years old).
Four sections: those who have passed three sections for more than three years (over 30 years of age and over 11 years of service).
Five sections: those who have passed the four sections for more than 4 years (over 35 years of age and over 16 years of service).
Six sections: those who have passed the five sections for more than five years (over 41 years old and over 21 years of service).
Seven sections: those who have passed the six sections for more than six years (over 48 years old and over 28 years of service).
Eight sections: those who have passed the seven sections for more than seven years (over 58 years old and over 38 years of service).
Nine paragraphs: those who have passed the eight paragraphs for more than eight years (over 60 years old).
Ten paragraphs: those who have passed the nine paragraphs for more than nine years (over 70 years old).
2. Origin of karate name
Karate was developed by combining traditional Japanese fighting skills with tangshou. Japanese traditional martial arts combined with tang hand to form “Karate”.
Tang hand is different from empty hand. Karate was formed in the later period. Karate was originally called “Karate”. According to legend, “Karate” originally had no Chinese character notation. According to Chuan yueyizhen (Rong Yiren), “Kara!” The meaning of the word is unclear. The tang hand can be interpreted as “Tang hand” because the martial arts department is developed from the martial arts of the Tang people (Chinese).
We can observe the prototype of the tang hand from karate. Modern karate is different from the tang hand because it incorporates the fighting skills of Kyushu and Honshu in Japan, which makes people feel that karate is partially different from Chinese martial arts. But there are also some skills in karate that come from Chinese crane boxing.
The tang hand was probably brought to Kyushu and Ryukyu in Japan by Tang Dynasty envoys in the Tang Dynasty and developed in combination with local martial arts. Karate was developed by the tang hand combined with the Japanese martial arts.
3. Karate rank
Karate’s segment level system and ribbon system were created with reference to judo. The karate rank system was issued by Chuan Yue Yizhen in 1924, which is the earliest karate rank system in history.
Like judo, karate is divided into black belt and white belt. A black belt is a person with a period, and a white belt is a beginner. Between the black belt and the white belt (level 1-3), most schools have tea belts. Some schools originally had green, yellow, and green bands, but today they have been generalized. There are differences in segment level and color band among various schools. The traditional empty hand segment is recognized by the all Japan Karate League.
The titles of karate include Fan Shi, priest (Master) and Yi Shi, which were first awarded by the great Japan Wushu Association. After Japan surrendered in 1945, it was disbanded under the order of the supreme commander of the United Nations (GHQ / SCAP). After that, it will be awarded by each school or guild.
Benefits of karate practice
build up a good physique and improve one’s health
The movements of karate are simple and easy to learn, and there are various boxing movements in the movements, such as kicking, arm upper grid, lower cut, stretching and so on, which can effectively strengthen children’s muscles and strength, and improve the elasticity of children’s tendons, ligaments and muscles, which can effectively promote the growth and development of children and enhance their physical strength and flexibility.
As long as we have reasonable and scientific karate training, we can bring good stimulation to the brain. In the process of karate practice, it is not only the contraction of skeletal muscles, but also the comprehensive development of children’s right brain functions such as spatial perception, experience and type recognition, which is very conducive to the development of children’s right brain functions such as spatial transformation and body perception, and can effectively improve children’s image thinking and creativity.
know the rules of propriety
Karate pays attention to etiquette, which not only strengthens the body and improves the human function, but also improves the comprehensive quality of the spirit, mind and morality of the practitioners. Karate advocates the martial spirit of “ceremony begins and ends”. It stresses that people should learn etiquette before they learn art and morality before they learn martial arts. In karate training, children can understand the meaning of “courtesy” and know how to express “courtesy”.
Is it better for girls to learn karate or Taekwondo
Both can be used in actual combat. Taekwondo stresses long-range attack while karate stresses close combat. Both of them are more suitable for girls to practice, but Taekwondo is still preferred in China.
On the one hand, Taekwondo has relatively low requirements on the physical quality of girls, while flexibility and other requirements are also consistent with the physiology of girls, while karate is dominated by boxing.
Due to political, cultural, historical and other factors, karate is not popular in China, and the degree of internationalization is far less than Taekwondo. There are few formal karate halls in China, and Taekwondo halls are relatively complete.
Therefore, it is better for girls to choose Taekwondo for practice, but martial arts are no match for each other, and the key lies in individual practice.