Karate Classes In Old Coulsdon

Karate Classes In Old Coulsdon

Old Coulsdon Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Old Coulsdon ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is one of the most generally practiced martial-art forms worldwide. Forms of martial arts rely on acute physical dexterity and mental concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely The indian subcontinent, China and taiwan and Okinawa, japan) throughout the course of many hundreds of years. In all this time, there are countless martial arts variations, and there are hundreds of disciplines practiced nowadays.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Karate training provides both mental and physical advantages that range from extra confidence along with a heightened sense of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults have fun with the group interaction while they learn together but each at their own pace.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Old Coulsdon

Our Karate classes in Old Coulsdon are designed for all types of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who want to practice a new martial-art or sport activity which keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that wish to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age group irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Old Coulsdon ) – Our Karate Classes in Old Coulsdon

Karate practice is usually divided into three 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in Old Coulsdon .

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 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 within 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

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