Karate Classes In Well Hall

Karate Classes In Well Hall

Well Hall Karate Coach

Looking for a karate teacher or karate classes in Well Hall ?

What’s Karate?

Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements 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 concentration on the all round development of the individual. This is facilitated through the discipline and persistent effort required in training.

Why It Is Good To Practice Karate

Great for the cardiovascular system, good for fitness and mental clarity. Shows self-control and the ability to adhere to directions under pressure. Practitioners of Karate typically proceed with the martial art in to later life. It gives you feelings of achievement only possible by way of particular sports and martial arts.

Karate Lessons/Classes In Well Hall

Our Karate classes in Well Hall target many types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that wish to study a new martial art form or sport which hopefully keeps them fit People who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the ability to protect themselves while increasing their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.

Karate practice (Well Hall ) – Our Karate Classes in Well Hall

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 Well Hall .

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 in history.

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 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 extended 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 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.

(info courtesy of: Karate Class in Well Hall )

London Karate Classes