Karate Classes In Gipsy Hill

Karate Classes In Gipsy Hill

Gipsy Hill Karate Coach

Seeking a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Gipsy Hill ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical elements seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the all round improvement of the individual. This is helped through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It’s great To train Karate

Great for self defence, exercise, and self-discipline, it’s a highly popular and effective martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to understand and safe. It has a wonderful historical background and is a very rewarding activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Gipsy Hill

Our Karate classes in Gipsy Hill are designed for many types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals that wish to practice a new style of martial art or sport which keeps them physically fit Individuals who are intent on learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Gipsy Hill ) – Our Karate Classes in Gipsy Hill

Karate practice is usually divided into 3 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 Gipsy Hill .

Karate: historical details

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 can 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 long periods 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 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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