Karate Classes In Barbican

Karate Classes In Barbican

Barbican Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate lessons in Barbican ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is amongst the most widely practiced martial-art forms worldwide. Fighting techniques depend upon acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were developed in Asia (predominantly India, China and okinawa) over the course of several hundreds of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts variants, and you will find numerous martial arts styles practiced today.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, self-discipline, growth and development of good character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following instructions and practising with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Barbican

Our Karate classes in Barbican target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to learn a new self-defense skill or sport activity which keeps them fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Barbican ) – Our Karate Classes in Barbican

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 key 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, founding father of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching techniques 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 can 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 north China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic movements; 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 long periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the residents 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Barbican )

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