Karate Classes In St Paul’s Cray

Karate Classes In St Paul’s Cray

St Paul’s Cray Karate Coach

Looking for a karate instructor or karate lessons in St Paul’s Cray ?

What exactly is Karate?

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

Why It’s great To train Karate

Physical fitness, self-discipline, continuing development of good character are a few of the benefits of practising Karate, you gain fitness through explosive activity and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, discipline as a result of drills and repetition of movement, and establish excellent character through following directions and training with humility.

Karate Lessons/Classes In St Paul’s Cray

Our Karate classes in St Paul’s Cray target a variety of people, usually one of these three: Individuals who would like to learn a new martial art form or hobby that keeps them fit Those who are serious about learning Karate & People who wish to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their confidence in day to day life We can assist men, women and children of all age groups irrespective of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (St Paul’s Cray ) – Our Karate Classes in St Paul’s Cray

Karate practice is usually divided into three key 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 you a complete Karate tuition experience in St Paul’s 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 techniques 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 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 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, 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.

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

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