Karate SVG is the way many people go all their lives, hardening their bodies, strengthening their spirits, discovering new abilities and pushing the boundaries of their abilities.
Doing Karate SVG, people learn not only and not so much the technique of striking and staging blocks, tactics and strategies of the fight, the ability to break objects, but also lifestyle, trying to see the interrelation and interdependence in everything that is in the world, and striving to achieve harmony with nature.
This aspiration partly emanates from the very nature of man, partly from the traditions of schools and styles, based on outstanding masters of karate.
First of all, karate is a kind of martial art, a special kind of fencing with the use of different parts of the body for protection and attack, but primarily for protection.
Historically, karate was born exactly as a martial art, which includes such areas of human activity related to war and military affairs as hand-to-hand combat without weapons and with weapons, shooting and throwing various shells, vaulting, as well as the principles of combined arms fighting, elements of military tactics, etc. Corresponding psychophysical training was considered a necessary part of any karate style.
Martial arts are not theatre, not entertainment. Life or death is what they decide. The secret of martial arts is that there are no victories or defeats here. There is no need to win or lose. This is not a sport. In martial arts, people learn not so much about wrestling as about lifestyle.
At the same time, Karate SVG as one of the types of martial arts in the modern world is in the eyes of millions of people first of all as a sport. However, both in essence and in terms of content, martial arts and martial arts are quite different things. In martial arts, the goal is to destroy the enemy, and for this purpose all the forces and means are used (in battle with the enemy, all means are good), and in sports – demonstration in front of the judges and spectators of their technical and tactical skills, and to achieve victory over the enemy are used only those techniques and methods that are allowed by the rules of competition. Correspondingly, the psychological mood differs: in martial arts – to destroy the enemy (ikken-hissatsu – “one blow – on the spot”), in sports martial arts – to demonstrate all their best sports qualities (strength, agility, agility, flexibility, endurance, etc.).
In martial arts the ability to impassively defeat one or more opponents using all sorts of techniques and improvised means was practiced. In martial arts, however, techniques with excessive contact and dangerous throws, which by their nature deprive the opponent of the opportunity to make self-insurance in the event of a fall, are prohibited.
Martial arts are a way of life for people preparing for war. Remember the expression: “Want peace, prepare for war”? Here too: they are not preparing to attack, but in the event of an attack, the answer will be short and brutal.
Sport martial arts is first of all a means for self-improvement of a person, a way of physical and spiritual (including mental) development of a person.
Karate SVG as a sport martial arts exists in three main forms: kata (formal exercises), kumite (free fight) and tameshivari (breaking objects).
Kata is a set of stands, combat techniques and movements, connected with each other by a logical sequence and performed at different rates and with different degrees of tension. In a catapult a duel has a simulated, imaginary character. A kata can be compared to a shadow fight practiced by boxers in training, i.e. a fight with an imaginary opponent(s).
Unlike kata kumite, it implies a fight (sparring) with a real opponent. There are several types of kumite: sittei ippon kumite (strictly defined sequence of actions for one attack and one counterattack); kihon ippon kumite (sparring before one attack or one counterattack); dzia ippon kumite (sparring before one attack or one counterattack); dzia kumite (free sparring). In turn, kumite can be contactless, semi-contact and fully contact, respectively, there are certain rules of refereeing fights.
Tameshiwari is the breaking of objects. This is a test of not only physical but also spiritual strength. It allows you to know yourself, helps to develop the power of spiritual concentration. In addition, tameshivari teaches a number of important elements of technology. It is able to clearly show the mistakes in the choice of form, distance, point of contact for the purpose. The object that you are going to break, is in front of you motionlessly. You just need to take a comfortable pose and hit. However, even using techniques that were successful in the past, you can not be quite sure that you will be able to perform the exercise, as any trifle can lead to failure. The most important thing here is to be able to adjust yourself, to concentrate your energy, to believe in your strength. Therefore, although tameshivari is a destructive act directed against nature, it is justified by the creative purpose – the hardening of body and spirit.
Along with sports martial arts karate is now the most common technique of self-defense. Karate for self-defense gives great opportunities. Your whole body becomes a weapon.
Karate as self-defense differs in the diversity of counteraction to the enemy: no matter what technique is used by the enemy, he will always have a free, unprotected part of the body, which will allow a counter-reception and repel the attack. Even if the upper part of the body is fettered, the head, knees, feet, etc. remain in reserve for attack.
Those using karate as a means of self-defense should learn the following:
1) A high degree of determination is important. Once the opponent’s unfavorable intention has become apparent, it is necessary to counteract it immediately. This often results in either a physical or psychological victory, causing the opponent to become helpless or lose control;
2) When defending against stabbings, sticks, etc. with weapons, one should never lose control, because the person who takes out the knife, stick, is always cowardly: the very fact that the use of weapons indicates that the opponent has lost control. This is an advantage that must be fully exploited so that, by taking advantage of the opponent’s time delay, evading the impact of the attack, or by placing a block of weapons, it is possible to act quickly and decisively to carry out the attack;
3) it is not necessary to make illusions about the protection of karate moves from the enemy armed with a gun. At a distance, no attack is possible: the flight of a bullet is much faster and faster than hitting with a hand or foot. The only correct solution is to try to get closer to the enemy armed with a gun, distract his attention and dull his vigilance. And only after the enemy, who has a complex of superiority due to the weapon, commits an imprudent, reckless action or you will be a favorable case, you should, leaving the line of sight, to conduct an attack with his hand or foot until the complete disarming of the enemy or his disarming.
Karate SVG is a Japanese term consisting of two words: “kara” (empty) and “tee” (hand), forming the phrase “empty hand” – meaning the technique of hand-to-hand fighting with bare (i.e. “empty”) hands, as well as feet and all other parts of the body, including gripes, dislocations, throws, strangles, pushes, footprints, trimmings, undercuts.
At the same time, there is another interpretation of the word “karate” – “a hand free from evil intentions”. On the one hand, karate educates respect and love for others, on the other – teaches to be fair and calm, to suppress hatred and anger. Credo karate – “Never attack first. This is a code of honor, prohibiting the use of karate, except in the situation of forced protection of themselves or others.
Thus, karate is a method of self-defense using all parts of the body. Adherents of karate seek to strengthen, harden the various parts of the body: fists, hands, feet, knees, elbows, etc., which should represent a formidable weapon for the enemy. All this is accompanied by the training of defense techniques, movements and strikes, due to which acquired skills in parry attacks of the enemy, in counterattacks, the ability to strike quickly and accurately concentrated at the point of attack in the vulnerable places.