Karate Classes In St Giles

Karate Classes In St Giles

St Giles Karate Instructor

Trying to find a karate instructor or karate instructional classes in St Giles ?

What Is Karate?

Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial-art forms in the world. Martial arts rely on acute physical control and psychological concentration. They were developed in Asia (largely The indian subcontinent, China and okinawa) throughout the course of several 1000’s of years. In all this time, there are numerous martial arts adaptations, and you will find hundreds of martial arts practiced today.

Why It’s great To Practice Karate

Good for self defence, physical fitness, and self-discipline, it’s actually a highly popular and efficient martial arts training system dating back feudal Japanese martial traditions. It’s easy to learn and safe. It has a great history and is a very satisfying pursuit.

Karate Lessons/Classes In St Giles

Our Karate classes in St Giles target a variety of people, usually one of these three: People who would like to learn a new martial art form or sport which keeps them fit Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that would like to develop the ability to defend themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or physical ability.

Karate practice (St Giles ) – Our Karate Classes in St Giles

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 St Giles .

Karate: historical details

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 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 long stretches in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first one, 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.

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