Karate from Best Martial Arts

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Karate is a martial art coming from Japan. It was born in the nineteenth century, and its birthplace is the island Okinawa, where the old Okinawa martial arts intertwined with Chinese and Japanese skills. The very meaning of its name (“ Empty hand”) indicates that it is performed without using any weapons other than one’s own body, ie. arms and legs. It emphasizes the strength of the body and its speed, with special focus on: elbow, fist, hand and finger punches, and knee and feet kicks, which is why it belongs to so-called hard styles. Today, karate is one of the most popular sport disciplines and it is still one of the most respecter martial arts.


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