An Asian system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practiced as a sport. It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training,
An Asian system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practiced as a sport. It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training
a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent
is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called and Chinese kenpō.http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/001/001/index. ...
Karate is the self-titled debut album by Boston band Karate.
Karate was an American band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 by Geoff Farina, Eamonn Vitt and Gavin McCarthy. In 1995, Jeff Goddard joined the band as bass player, and Vitt moved to second guitar. Vitt departed Karate to pursue a medical career in 1997.
Karate was the name of the 3rd episode of Human Weapon, a show about the history and culture of different martial arts.
Karate is a video game for the Atari 2600 produced by Ultravision and released by that company and later by Froggo. Designed by black belt Joseph Amelio, the game was released in late 1982 for NTSC systems. ...
An Okinawan martial art involving primarily punching and kicking, but additionally, advanced throws, arm bars, grappling and all means of fighting
has many different stances, each used to create power, flexibility and movement. Some stances focus more on mobility than stability, and vice versa. These are the most common stances in karate:
Empty hand. System of combat developed on Okinawa emphasizing striking. (Japanese)
A generic term used to describe the Martial Arts it means empty Hand.
"Empty hand" or "China hand." The primary purpose of this art is the destruction of wood and other natural products. Most Karate styles have a placing on Greenpeace's most wanted list. This art will be outlawed by most countries by the turn of the century. ...
Empty hand; Japanese martial art practiced with bare hands and feet
Frequently Asked Questions [last update July 21, 2000].
The study of empty hand fighting (literally: 'empty hand')
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 open-handed techniques.
Name used to identify many Japanese and Okinawan martial arts. While known for powerful, linear techniques, many Karate styles also incorporate softer, circular techniques. ...
A recent term used by the Japanese to describe the oriental boxing systems of Japan and Okinawa.
A martial arts style featuring strikes.
(1) (2h)[3:], POs away, FOs up, circle vertically in one rapid movement. (2) (2h)[B], circle each other, with DH ending forward with FO up. (3) (2h)[B] mime karate moves. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - 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.
combines fitness, discipline, concentration and self-defense into one of the most effective of physical activities.
ka rah tay) "Empty hand" or "China hand." An unarmed method of combat in which all parts of the anatomy are used to punch, strike, kick or block.
Martial art which Elvis studied for over eighteen years. Elvis attained his eighth degree black belt (master of the art distinction). His karate name was Tiger.
empty hands (original symbols translated as "China Way")