Karate Classes In Hayes

Karate Classes In Hayes

Hayes Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate teacher or karate instructional classes in Hayes ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is among the most commonly practiced martial art forms across the world. Fighting techinques depend upon acute physical co-ordination and psychological focus. They were developed in Asia (predominantly India, China and taiwan and Japan) throughout the course of many thousands of years. In all this time, there have been innumerable martial arts adaptations, and you will find 100s of martial arts styles practiced today.

Why It is great To train Karate

Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, this is a very popular and effective martial arts system dating back to feudal Japanese martial traditions. It is simple to understand and safe. It has a great history and is a really enjoyable activity.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Hayes

Our Karate classes in Hayes target all types of people, usually one of these three: Those that would like to practice a new self-defense skill or sport activity which keeps them healthy Those people who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of ages young and old irrespective of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Hayes ) – Our Karate Classes in Hayes

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 a complete Karate tuition experience in Hayes .

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 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 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 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 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 Hayes )

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