Karate Classes In Hainault

Karate Classes In Hainault

Hainault Karate Coach

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

What Is Karate?

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

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it’s a very popular and effective martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is easy to master and safe. It comes with a great historical background and is an extremely satisfying activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hainault

Our Karate classes in Hainault target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial-art or sports activity which keeps them healthy Those who are intent on learning Karate & Those that want to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Hainault ) – Our Karate Classes in Hainault

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

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 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 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 around 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Hainault )

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