Karate Classes In East Barnet

Karate Classes In East Barnet

East Barnet Karate Teacher

Trying to find a karate coach or karate lessons in East Barnet ?

What Is Karate?

Karate may be defined as a weapon free way of self defence. It incorporates dynamic offensive and defensive tactics making use of every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art which has been built to fend off armed opponents.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Perfect for the cardiovascular system, good for health and fitness and mental clarity. Shows willpower along with the ability to adhere to instructions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate usually go through the martial art into later life. It offers a sensation of achievement only possible through certain sporting activities and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In East Barnet

Offering Karate classes in East Barnet designed for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We provide you with lessons for people from beginner level all the way through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate students can be male or female, young or old, we are able to assist individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age.

Karate practice (East Barnet ) – Our Karate Classes in East Barnet

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 East Barnet .

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 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 northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; 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 stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques within the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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 East Barnet )

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