Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Marks Gate Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate lessons in Marks Gate ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial-art forms in the world. Fighting styles rely on acute physical co-ordination and mental focus. They were created in Asia (predominantly India, China and Japan) throughout the course of many 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are a great number of martial arts variants, and there are numerous martial arts styles practiced nowadays.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Fitness, control, growth and development of excellent character are a few of some great benefits of training Karate, you gain physical fitness through explosive movements and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movement, and develop excellent character by way of following directions and practising with humility.

Karate Classes In Marks Gate

Offering Karate classes in Marks Gate suitable for people from all walks of life both female and male. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to seasoned Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils could be female or male, young or old, we will help people from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Marks Gate ) – Our Karate Classes in Marks Gate

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 Marks Gate .

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 northern 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 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, 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 Marks Gate )

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