Karate - Train Wednesday 18th September - Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre - 5.30 with Master Moodie

Harrogate Squash & Fitness Ctr

Weds 17:30 - 18:30

In order to survive in an extremely hostile environment, the early Chinese developed primary means of defence and attack that included leaping, tumbling and kicking. Although they knew how to fight with rudimentary weapons made from stones and wood, fighting with bare hands and fists became essential skills. The Martial Arts we recognise today as Kung Fu had their origins in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (17 century - 256BC). During the following Qin (221 - 207BC) and Han (202BC - 220AD) Dynasties, wrestling, swordplay and spear skills became well developed and were popular among civilians and troops. Following the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), various schools, boxing styles, movement sets and weapon skills flourished.

Kong Sudo has moves and some forms (Hyung) which are taken from Shaolin Kung Fu.