Karate Classes In Barbican

Karate Classes In Barbican

Barbican Karate Teacher

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Exactly what is Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon-less way of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive strategies making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art that was built to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To train Karate

Beneficial for the heart, perfect for physical fitness and mental clarity. Shows you self-discipline and the ability to adhere to guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually go through the martial art in to later life. It offers a sensation of accomplishment only possible through specific sports activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Barbican

Our Karate classes in Barbican target many types of people, usually one of these three: Those that wish to study a new martial art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the capability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of ages young and old regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Barbican ) – Our Karate Classes in Barbican

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 primary activities:

Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)

Kumite (sparring)

Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)

We bring these 3 activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Barbican .

Karate: Some historical information

Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching methods that were so demanding that many of his disciples would drop in exhaustion. In order to give them greater strength and endurance, he developed a more progressive training system, which he recorded in a book, Ekkin-Kyo, which may be considered the first book on karate of all time.

The physical training, heavily imbued with Daruma’s philosophical principles, was taught in the Shaolin Temple in the year 500 A.D. Shaolin (Shorin) kung-fu, from northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; the Shokei school of southern China was known for more powerful and sober techniques. These two kinds of styles found their way to Okinawa, and had their influence on Okinawa’s own original fighting method, called Okinawa-te (Okinawan hand) or simply te. A ban on weapons in Okinawa for two very long periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the occupants of Okinawa, was very simple but terribly effective and, above all, very close to reality since it was used throughout many centuries in real combat. The second one, much more elaborate and impregnated with philosophical teachings, was a product of the ancient culture of China. These two origins explain the double character of Karate-extremely violent and efficient but simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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