Karate Classes In St Margarets

Karate Classes In St Margarets

St Margarets Karate Instructor

Wanting a karate coach or karate instructional classes in St Margarets ?

What Is Karate?

Karate might be thought of as a weapon free method of self defence. It comprises powerful offensive and defensive techniques applying all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Regarded as empty handed martial art that’s built to defend against armed opponents.

Why It is great To Practice Karate

Beneficial for the cardiovascular system, good for conditioning and mental clarity. Teaches willpower along with the ability to abide by guidance under pressure. Practitioners of Karate usually continue with the martial art into later life. It gives you a sensation of success only achievable by way of certain sports and martial arts.

Karate Classes In St Margarets

Our Karate classes in St Margarets focus on a variety of people, usually one of these three: Those who wish to practice a new self-defense skill or hobby which keeps them in good shape People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People who wish to develop the capability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

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

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 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in St Margarets .

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 can 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 northern 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 periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around 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 St Margarets )

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