1. How is karate graded
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. 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 rank in karate symbolizes experience, professional skills and qualifications for low-level people. The color order of different schools is very different, but they are all represented by colored belts, and the deeper the color is at the beginning. The grade belt is the same black, and some schools use bars to represent different levels of black belts.
2. Origin of the name of karate
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).
3. Taboos of karate practice
The title of coach should be respected, such as senior, teacher, teacher, etc.
Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in the ashram.
When entering or leaving the ashram, you must salute to the ashram and say “OSU!” This symbolizes respect for the dojo and its students.
When you enter the dojo late, you should kneel at the back of the dojo and face the rear. You can’t stand until the coach allows you to enter, then salute and say “OSU!” Can be arranged from the last row. (try to avoid being late!)
When the coach speaks to you, say “OSU!” loudly reply. Practice is a very serious matter. During this period, you should be absolutely attentive. You should not talk or laugh, or harass other students. If there is no instruction, wait for the instruction in a “standing still” posture. In any case, you must obey the coach’s orders.
Fingernails and toenails should not be too long and should always be kept clean. During the rest period, you should practice more, don’t talk loudly, and don’t waste time. The cleanliness, tidiness and safety of the ashram are the common responsibility of all students. In the absence of special circumstances or ceremonies, students can wear clean T-shirts in their Taoist uniforms. The Taoist clothes must be kept clean all the time, and the belt must not be wet washed, but only dried to symbolize the spirit of overcoming hardship and refining.
Karate combat skills
1. Continuous fist attack
Real combat Kung Fu emphasizes the use of continuous attacks to defeat the enemy. Simple blocking can only resist the attack of the enemy. In contrast, a series of fierce attacks will cause physical damage to the enemy and force him to surrender.
2. Low kick kungfu
Generally speaking, high kicking means high risk. However, how high the risk is depends on who kicks it. In other words, the higher your Kung Fu, the greater your chances of success. Therefore, if your Kung Fu is very high, it doesn’t matter if you play high. However, for ordinary people, this conclusion is a truth: the lower the kick, the safer it is.
3. Block the second punch
The third common point between traditional martial arts and actual combat technology is that both attach great importance to how to block or stop the continuous attacks of the enemy. For example, karate teaches people how to evade the enemy’s attack. Find a way to make the enemy’s attack ineffective. At least stop the enemy’s second punch at you.
Benefits of karate practice
It is self-evident that karate has a healthy effect. Various fist techniques in its movements, such as kicking, arm up grid, down cut, stretching and so on, can strengthen muscles and strength, improve the elasticity of tendons, ligaments and muscles, and enhance physical strength and flexibility.
Karate can give the brain a lot of good stimulation. The exercise process is not only the contraction of skeletal muscles, but also the comprehensive play of right brain functions such as spatial perception, experience and type recognition, which is conducive to the development of right brain functions such as spatial transformation and body perception, and improves thinking in images and creativity.
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. Through mutual respect between teachers and children, salutation ceremony during activities, mutual comity, etc., we can understand the meaning of “courtesy” and know what to do to show “courtesy”. Karate competitions stress “restraint”, so we should be self disciplined and controlled.