Karate and its intricacies


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History of Karate

Karate is a martial art developed from indigenous fighting methods in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. The conversion of Karate into a sporting event in the 1960s and 1970s greatly increased its popularity. A Karate practitioner is called a Karateka.

Skills of Karate

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The major skills of Karate are:
Hits: punching, kicking, quick use of hands, knees and elbows
Strikes: Open-hand technique, use of knife and hands
Grapping: Locks, retains, throws and vital points strikes

Importance of Karate

Karate is practiced:

  • For physical fitness
  • For self-defense
  • For sports
  • For entertainment and recreation

Rules and Regulations of Karate

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The following rules must be observed:

  • Contestant should be properly dressed
  • Wearing of shoes are not allowed
  • Using of weapons of any kind are not allowed.
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