Karate Classes In Preston

Karate Classes In Preston

Preston Karate Coach

Wanting a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in Preston ?

What’s Karate?

Karate could be defined as a weapon free method of self defence. It involves powerful offensive and defensive strategies applying every part of the body to their highest possible advantage. It is deemed an empty handed martial art that was made to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It is great To train Karate

Perfect for self defence, exercise, and self-control, it is a highly popular and effective martial arts training program dating back to feudal Japanese martial history. It’s easy to master and safe. It comes with a fantastic history and is a really worthwhile pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Preston

Offering Karate classes in Preston made for individuals from all walks of life both men and women. We offer lessons for people from beginner level right through to experienced Karate practitioners. Our Karate pupils can be male or female, young or old, we can assist individuals from all avenues of life, regardless of their sex or age group.

Karate practice (Preston ) – Our Karate Classes in Preston

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 Preston .

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 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 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 long 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 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 Preston )

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