History of Martial Arts
Early in China, as many of you know, Shaolin monasteries trained monks in Kung Fu. In the 6th century, this style of Shaolin Kung Fu quickly spread throughout Asia. Neighboring countries incorporated these new techniques into their indigenous fighting systems.
Okinawa, a chain of islands between China and Japan, was strongly influenced by this introduction of Kung Fu early in the country’s history, thought to have taken place as early as the late 6th century. This early form of Okinawan art became known as Tode. “To” referred to the T’ang Dynasty, which flourished between 618-906 A.D. ‘To” was later used as an adjective, referring to being connected with China. “To” was also read as “Kara” in Kanji, which becomes important later in the history. Tode thus became the indigenous form of weaponless fighting in the Okinawan Islands. Very little was known about this form of fighting outside of Okinawa until the 14th century, some 8 centuries later.
About Martial Arts
Martial arts can be divided into the armed and unarmed arts. The former include archery, spearmanship, and swordsmanship; the latter, which originated in China, emphasize striking with the feet and hands or grappling. In Japan, traditionally a warrior’s training emphasized archery, swordsmanship, unarmed combat, and swimming in armour. Members of other classes interested in combat concentrated on arts using the staff, everyday work implements (such as thrashing flails, sickles, and knives), and unarmed combat. Perhaps the most versatile practice was ninjutsu, which was developed for military spies in feudal Japan and also included training in disguise, escape, concealment, geography, meteorology, medicine, and explosives. In modern times, derivatives of some of the armed martial arts, such as kendō (fencing) and kyūdō (archery), are practiced as sports. Derivatives of the unarmed forms of combat, such as judo, sumo, karate, and tae kwon do, are practiced, as are self-defense forms, such as aikido, hapkido, and kung fu. Simplified forms of tai chi chuan (taijiquan), a Chinese form of unarmed combat, are popular as healthful exercise, quite divorced from martial origins. Derivatives of many of the armed and unarmed forms are practiced as a means of spiritual development.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage.
Benefits of martial arts
- Benefit 1 – Practical Self Defense
- Benefit 2 – Physical Fitness
- Benefit 3 – Weight Loss
- Benefit 4 – Confidence
- Benefit 5 – Discipline.
- Benefit 6 – Artistic Expression
- Benefit 7 – Socializing
- Benefit 8 – Fun.
Types of Martial Arts We Train You
Tips and Exercise
“Stamina” is the strength and energy needed to exert oneself for an extended period of time. The word most commonly refers to the exertion needed for physical activities like exercise and sports. However, “stamina” can also refer to the mental exertion needed to perform a task or get through a difficult situation. Improving either type of stamina (or both!) is a great choice if you’re interested in living and feeling healthier.
- .Building Stamina Through Diet-Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Developing Physical Stamina-Get plenty of physical exercise
- Choose physical activities that you love.
- Giving Your Body Adequate Rest-Build up to your target level of stamina gradually.
- Developing Sexual Stamina–Devote time to improving your sexual stamina
- Improving Mental Stamina-Visualize your goal
- Take breaks.
- Involve others in your activity.
Sugar Reduce Exercise
- Walk outdoors or indoors on a track or in a mall
- Take a dance class
- Bicycle outdoors or ride a stationary bike indoors
- Swim or try water aerobics
- Try yoga or tai chi
- Play tennis
- Take aerobics or another fitness class
- Do housework, yard chores, or gardening
- Try resistance training with light weights or elastic bands