KARATE

The word Karate is a combination of two Japanese words – “Kara” which means empty and “Te” which means hand. Karate today is the most traditional form of unarmed combat for self-defense. It is one of the most popular forms of martial arts, practiced around the world. The origins of karate were a combination of many factors.

Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital-point strikes are also taught.[3] A karate practitioner is called a karateka.

The karate traditions incorporates many years of strict discipline to cultivate both body and mind help polish a practitioners character, giving rise to stronger, emotionally healthier people for the betterment of society. Karate-Do is a cultivation method that can be used to shape and build a person’s characteristics and behaviors, which will produce a better and more peaceful society.

YOGA

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy with a high level of commitment is called a yogi or yogini. Yoga has been studied and may be recommended to promote relaxation, reduce stress and improve some medical conditions such as premenstrual syndrome.

Yoga may improve psychological health during cancer treatment, although more evidence is needed to confirm this possible benefit. It is claimed that yoga can be an excellent training for children and adolescents, both as a form of physical exercise and for breathing, focus, mindfulness, and stress relief.

Yoga, is a meditative means of discovering dysfunctional perception and cognition, as well as overcoming it for release from suffering, inner peace and salvation. Yoga, as the raising and expansion of consciousness from oneself to being coextensive with everyone and everything. It is a technique for entering into other bodies, generating multiple bodies, and the attainment of other supernatural accomplishments.

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