Karate

Karate developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Chinese. It was systematically taught in Japan after the Taisho era. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. ...
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karate

noun a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent
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Karate

A predominantly striking martial art, first developed in Okinawa/Japan and with many branches and variations.
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Karate

A predominantly striking martial art, first developed in Okinawa/Japan and with many branches and variations.
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Karate

Empty hand
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Karate

Empty Hand. When Karate was first introduced to Japan, it was called "TO-DE". The characters of TODE could be pronounced. However, the meaning of TODE is Chinese Hand.
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karate

Empty Hand. When Karate was first introduced to Japan, it was called "TO-DE". The characters of TODE could be pronounced. However, the meaning of TODE is Chinese Hand. There are also philosophical explanations of KARATE (explained in Gichin Funakoshi's _Karate-Do Kyohan_.
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Karate

empty-hand self-defense art
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Karate

is a martial art system developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese kempo. Karate is generally a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and openhanded techniques.
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Karate

Karate (empty hand) is a form of Japanese unarmed combat which has developed over thousands of years with aspects coming from India, Okinawa, China and Japan. It was originally a dual form of meditation and self-defence, it has more recently been perverted into a sport which doesn't do justice to the deep spiritual origins of karate.
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karate

karate: see martial arts.
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karate

One of the martial arts. Karate is a type of unarmed combat derived from kempo, a form of the Chinese Shaolin boxing. It became popular in the West in the 1930s
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karate

unarmed martial-arts discipline employing kicking, striking, and defensive blocking with arms and legs. Emphasis is on concentrating as much of the ... [2 related articles]
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karate

[n] - a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat
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