The history of martial arts is traced to 527 A.D when emperor Wu Di invited a Monk named Bodhidharma from India. Bodhidharma was invited to assist Chinese monks improve their physical and mental health. When traveling across China, the monk stumbled upon a Buddhist temple that was under attack. The monks were too weak to defend themselves. Bodhidharma meditated for nine years on what he could do to assist fellow monks.

Kata simply means the execution of all the moves a trainee has learned in succession. The main advantage of kata is that the moves can be executed in full force without the risk of injuring the partner. Practicing kata also teaches martial artists fighting rhythm and uplift their spirits. It simulates a real fight because the learner feels and experience the movements at full force without having to hold back for fear of injuring a partner. Practicing kata is also effective for executing dangerous moves that cannot be practiced with a partner.

The effectiveness of karate in teaching discipline, focus and self-defense in dangerous situations is well known. Apart from the aforementioned benefits, karate is also known to have tremendous health benefits. Karate is a physically demanding sport. Trainees use all the muscles in the body in executing karate moves. Read on because in this article, we share with you the role of karate in improving your health.

A family doesn’t have to be made of a father, a mother and children. Karate foster unity and members of the same karate class see each other as brothers and sisters. When students join a martial arts class for the first time, they may be nervous. They don’t know what is expected from them. However, after meeting with the instructor and starting to learn basics, they get used to their new found friends.

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