Did you know that karate was invented in Okinawa, Japan? The native Okinawans developed karate as a way to fight without weapons. In modern times, karate is one of the world's most taught and practiced martial arts. Training, equipment, rules, and scoring systems make the sport safe for competitors and a great way to learn valuable self-defense skills. Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to karate. You'll discover: * What the different styles of karate are and how they've changed. * What some of the top karate punches and strikes are, including the forward punch and the knifehand. * What kata is and how practicing it helps karatekas show off their abilities. * What the main local, national, and international competitions are. Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
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Japanese Empty-Hand Combat