Karate Classes In Holloway

Karate Classes In Holloway

Holloway Karate Instructor

Seeking a karate coach or karate instructional classes in Holloway ?

What’s Karate?

Karate may be considered a weapon-less way of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques making use of all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s made to fend off armed opponents.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from much more confidence in addition to a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional performance. Adults and kids benefit from the group interaction as they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Holloway

Our Karate classes in Holloway target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new martial-art or hobby that keeps them fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (Holloway ) – Our Karate Classes in Holloway

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

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 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 of all time.

The actual 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 movements; 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 extended 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, 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 simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Holloway )

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