Karate or karate-do is a Japanese martial art that invented in Okinawa (Ryukyuan). Karate is one of the most famous forms of martial arts. the word karate is commonly used instead of self-defense and martial arts. The word "karate" comes from kara meaning empty, and te meaning hand,(way of empty hand). Karate Is inspired and shaped by several other martial arts and cultures. The present day, karate is categorized as a hard style
Karate plainly means way of empty hand,
Karate or karate-do is a martial art of Ryukyuan, Japan. Karate grown from a mixture of native Ryukyuan fighting systems and southern Chinese martial arts. Karate initially meant hand (Chinese) which was later changed to a homonym ( Japanese), meaning 'empty hand' It is known mainly as a hitting art, including punching, kicking, knee/elbow strikes and handed techniques.
Japan produced many martial art systems such as judo, ju-jitsu, and ken-jitsu. The Japanese Budokai (Japanese martial arts association), sustained by the government, which promoted these traditional martial arts. The word Karate is regularly used instead of martial arts and self-defense all over the world.
A weapon-leas form of martial art called VaJra-mushti, which was practiced by the soldiers in India, appears to be the first system similar to karateMain styles of karate Goju-ryu karate
Shotokan (Sho-to-kan) is a style of karate, that was created from several forms of martial arts by master
Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) Gichin Funakoshi took karate from Okinawa to central Japan. Funakoshi In 1936,
at the age of 70 opened his doju. His school was called Shotokan. Shotokan Karate is marked by forceful techniques and low stances.
Shito-Ryu karate was developed in 1931 by Kenwa Mabuni.(1889-1952) Shito-ryu karate utilities many
forms (kata) with an emphasis on strength and power in the execution of techniques.
Wado-ryu karate or Wadoryu karate means 'way of harmony' ,is a system of karate created
from jujitsu that was founded in 1939 by Hienori Otsuka
This form of karate combines martial arts with mystical and spiritual training.
Kenpo karate Kenpo karate or Kempo karate("fist principles" or "way of the fist )is a common Japanese name for martial arts in general