Karate Classes In St Mary Cray

Karate Classes In St Mary Cray

St Mary Cray Karate Instructor

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What exactly is Karate?

Karate is a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the growth and development of defensive and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It is great To train Karate

Karate training provides mental and physical rewards that range from more confidence along with a heightened feeling of well-being to improved professional overall performance. Kids and adults experience the group interaction as they learn together but each in their own pace.

Karate Classes In St Mary Cray

Our Karate classes in St Mary Cray target all sorts of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that want to study a new self-defense skill or hobby that keeps them healthy Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those who wish to develop the capacity to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of every age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (St Mary Cray ) – Our Karate Classes in St Mary Cray

Karate practice is usually divided into three main 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 Mary Cray .

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 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 very long stretches 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 one, used by the inhabitants 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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