Karate Classes In Barnes Cray

Karate Classes In Barnes Cray

Barnes Cray Karate Coach

Seeking a karate coach or karate classes in Barnes Cray ?

Exactly what is Karate?

Karate could be described as a weapon-less means of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their maximum advantage. It is an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Physical fitness, discipline, growth and development of good character are just some of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain fitness through explosive movement and aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Classes In Barnes Cray

Offering Karate classes in Barnes Cray designed for individuals from all areas of life both male and female. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be female or male, young or old, we can work with people from all avenues of life, irrespective of their sex or age.

Karate practice (Barnes Cray ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnes Cray

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Barnes Cray .

Karate: historical details

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 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 stretches 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 one, 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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