Karate Classes In Rayners Lane

Karate Classes In Rayners Lane

Rayners Lane Karate Coach

Wanting a karate teacher or karate classes in Rayners Lane ?

What exactly is Karate?

Karate may perhaps be considered a weapon free technique of self defence. It is made up of dynamic offensive and defensive tactics applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. It’s an empty handed martial art that was designed to defend against armed adversaries.

Why It Is Good To train Karate

Beneficial for the heart, good for fitness and mental clarity. Will teach willpower and also the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Enthusiasts of Karate typically continue with the martial art into later life. It provides a sense of achievement only achievable through specific sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In Rayners Lane

Our Karate classes in Rayners Lane target all kinds of people, usually one of these three: People who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sport activity that keeps them physically fit People who are serious about learning Karate & People who would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Rayners Lane ) – Our Karate Classes in Rayners Lane

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 Rayners Lane .

Karate: Some historical information

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 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 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 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 Rayners Lane )

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