Karate Classes In St James’s

Karate Classes In St James’s

St James’s Karate Teacher

Wanting a karate instructor or karate classes in St James’s ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial art whose actual physical aspects seek the continuing development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of conventional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the complete development of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Health and fitness, control, continuing development of good character are just some of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain physical fitness through volatile activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-control through drills and repetition of movement, and build excellent character by way of following instructions and training with humbleness.

Karate Classes In St James’s

Our Karate classes in St James’s target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to learn a new self-defense skill or sport activity which hopefully keeps them in shape Those who are intent on learning Karate & Individuals who wish to develop the capacity to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all ages irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (St James’s ) – Our Karate Classes in St James’s

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 St James’s .

Karate: historical information and facts

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 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 moves; 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 on the island.

In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, 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 at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in St James’s )

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