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KARATE

Karate (空手?) (/kəˈrɑːt/; Japanese pronunciation: [kaɽate]) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (?), literally "hand"; tiiin Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家?).


More information about the discipline of KARATE in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karate