Karate Classes In Barnsbury

Karate Classes In Barnsbury

Barnsbury Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Barnsbury ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be thought of as a weapon free technique of self defence. It comprises dynamic offensive and defensive strategies applying all parts of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which was designed to defend against armed opponents.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Fitness, willpower, growth and development of great character are a few of the benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through intense activity and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline via drills and repetition of movements, and develop good character as a result of following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Barnsbury

Giving Karate classes in Barnsbury designed for individuals from all walks of life both male and female. Our company offers lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to seasoned Karate enthusiasts. Our Karate pupils might be male or female, young or old, we can help people from all walks of life, irrespective of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Barnsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Barnsbury

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 three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Barnsbury .

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 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 in history.

The actual 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 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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