Learning Karate Moves - It’s Like Learning A New Language
When we watch movies which are based on Karate, we feel ourselves to be part of the excitement of martial arts. All that kicking and punching are so good and cool to look at that we immediately think of rushing to a Karate centre to get our self enrolled. We normally neglect the fact that those Karate moves
are not that easy to perform as shown in the movies.
This is the biggest discouragement for those who want to learn the Karate martial art. To learn this unique form of martial art, you will need a lot of dedication and practice to execute all the steps and routines.
Karate is a martial art which is being appreciated all over the world and it has no more remained an adult game because even teenagers are also following it with full enthusiasm. In fact, go to any Karate dojo and you’ll see more of the younger generation who has developed the interest in this sport.
There are several benefits associated with learning Karate, it not only gives you pride but also enhances your self-confidence. When you know how to protect yourself against an attacker, it create a sense of security in you and that automatically makes you feel more confident. Whether it is a true or false sense of security is another matter.
Being able to protect yourself has become important these days. When you have some fighting skills, you can avert major mishaps like robbery, molestations and even bulling.
But learning Karate is not that easy because it cannot be learnt in a month’s time. You have to attend the complete course so that a high level of competency and techniques execution are there.
The best place to take up Karate is in your local dojos and academics. No doubt you can read up on Karate techniques and even watch lessons on YouTube, nothing beats learning from an experienced instructor. Perfection will come with practice which only a teacher can teach.
In the beginning, you must learn the basic Karate moves which will give you a solid foundation for future courses. These elementary moves are blocking, punching and kicking.
Blocking is a very important move that will prevent you from the injury which opponent may try to inflict upon you. This can be done by using your arms and hands for the most part to stop an opponent’s advancement.
After blocking, kicking is another move which will keep your opponent at bay and away from you. This movement has to be done using your feet and legs. The kick when performed with force and power is an effective offensive tool to defeat your opponent. Kicking can be initially practiced on a kicking bag.
After having learnt the basics of Karate, all the moves are strung together to form the Kata. Katas are predefined moves of Karate which have to be done with power, control and without any hesitation.
You will have to memorize all the moves and there is no other way around it. Just like learning a new language, you have to first learn the alphabets. After learning the alphabets, you will be able to make a word and then sentences.
Karate is also to be learnt in the similar pattern. All the movements are alphabets and when you put the movements together, it makes a word and then a sentence. When you strung all the sentences together, you have your self-defense skills.
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