Karate Classes In Crayford

Karate Classes In Crayford

Crayford Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Crayford ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects focus on the over-all improvement of the individual. This is caused by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Great for self defence, conditioning, and self-control, it’s actually a highly popular and effective martial arts system going back to feudal Japanese martial history. It is easy to understand and safe. It has a fantastic history and is a very rewarding activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Crayford

Our Karate classes in Crayford target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to practice a new martial-art or sport activity which hopefully keeps them healthy People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who 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 (Crayford ) – Our Karate Classes in Crayford

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main 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 Crayford .

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 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 may be considered the first book on karate in history.

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 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 on the island.

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

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