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  WKF - Home
The General Assembly of the Cyprus Karate Federation held on July 7th elected the new Directing Committee, the composition of which is as follows: President: Mr.
The Moroccan Royal Karate Federation is organising the 6th International Karate Cup “Mohammed VI” on March 17 and 18 in Rabat.
The Iran Karate Federation is organizing the 1st University Islamic Country Championships.
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 Karate Do Shotokai Budo Japanese Martial Arts
Resource on Shotokai, Budo and Karate in general, an extensive and in-depth bilingual source on traditional Japanese Martial Arts.
Original photos of "The Way of Karate" - All the images from the original edition of Master Shigeru Egami's book.
Karate Frequently Asked Questions [last update July 21, 2000].
www.shotokai.com   (552 words)

  YouTube - karate
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Boxer Vs Karate Man Bob Sapp Vs Kim Min Soo
Very rare fight shaolin kung fu vs. Karate
www.youtube.com /watch?v=_DEVYxsihlE   (246 words)

  Karate - MSN Encarta
Karate (Japanese, “empty hand”), martial art of unarmed self-defense in which directed or focused blows of the hands and feet, accompanied by special breathing and shouts, are dealt from poised positions.
Karate is related to judo and jujutsu, but stresses techniques for striking, with lethal kicks and punches, rather than wrestling or throwing an opponent.
Karate schools and classes can be found all over the world, particularly in the United States, where karate has become popular as a sport and a method for self-protection.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565871/Karate.html   (839 words)

  Karate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karate is a mixture of indigenous Okinawan fighting arts and empty-handed Chinese fighting arts, the latter having been brought to Okinawa by political envoys, merchants, and sailors to and from Fujian Province.
Karate was introduced into Japanese high schools before World War II, as it had been to Okinawan schools at the beginning of the century.
Japanese Karate competition can be in three disciplines: sparring (kumite), forms (kata), or kobudo (weapons) kata (weapons however, are technically not karate); competitors may enter either as individuals or as part of a team, or both.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Karate   (4146 words)

 Kids Karate | Pictures | Moves | History | Beginner | Martial Arts | Youth Sports
Karate comes from the japanese words "kara" and "te" meaning "open hand." It is a form of martial arts that uses punches, kicks and deflection techniques.
Karate was further developed by the influence of other forms of martial arts, which were brought to Okinawa by nobles and traders from other parts of Asia.
Colors vary depending on where you take your karate classes but at most schools, a red belt is awarded to karetekas of the very highest "dan" (it is very rare for someone to be awarded a red belt).
www.kidzworld.com /article/4918-martial-arts-karate   (332 words)

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Originally, Karate was written as 唐手 ("Chinese hand") due to the influence of Shaolin on the native Okinawan fighting Styles that Karate originated from, since merchants and sailors from Fujian Province were traveling back and forth to Okinawa..
Karate, like jujutsu and judo, most likely came to America through two primary paths: Japanese immigrants to Hawaii and the mainland, where it stayed largely inside the Japanese American community, although to a lesser degree in Hawaii, and by specialized study by members of the police and the military.
Karate is also a competetive sport although, unlike taekwondo and judo it is not yet an olympic sport.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/karate.html   (758 words)

Karate is a term that either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.
The Okinawan Karates could be said to have started in the 1600s when Chinese practitioners of various Kung Fu styles mixed and trained with local adherents of an art called "te" (meaning "hand") which was a very rough, very simple fighting style similar to Western boxing.
Uechi-ryu Karate, although it has become one of the main Okinawan martial arts and absorbed many of the traditional Okinawan karate training methods and approaches, is historically, and to some extent technically quite separate.
www.atlantamartialarts.com /styles/karate.htm   (695 words)

 Karate: Pockets: Pitchfork Record Review
There's an old saw that goes, "There are two kinds of people in the world..." Vis-a-vis Karate's mixture of emo, jazz, and post-rock (a libation they've blended much more palatably than like-minded contemporaries Joan of Arc), one feels compelled to state that there are two kinds of artists in the world.
Karate's music is likely energized by Farina's multifarious other projects: He's released three solo albums, played with indie pop act Secret Stars, and co-founded an artists' colony in Rhode Island.
By all rights, Karate-- 10 years and six albums into their career-- should be recording limp rehashes of old material by now.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/k/karate/pockets.shtml   (664 words)

 OKINAWA KARATE DEVELPMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Old karate was practiced exclusively as method of self-defense, each master knew only one or few katas and each kata was self-standing method of self-defense.
Many high-ranking masters died, all karate groups were shattered and it took several decades for karate on Okinawa to rebuild.
Although, Japanese karate was not more than an empty shell of old traditional karate, no one knew this and karate grew.
www.karate.org.yu /articles/karate_develpment.htm   (449 words)

 karate - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Karate (Japanese, “empty hand”), martial art of unarmed self-defense in which directed or focused blows of the hands and feet, accompanied by...
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This style of Karate is referred to as Shotokan or JKA Karate (Japan Karate Association).
JKA Karate is known for fast, powerful kicks and punches; its deep, driving stances; the friendly discipline of its classes; and its good form.
A JKA Karate Master is a student and teacher of Karate who has trained seriously for at least 16 years (usually much longer) and has been awarded a fifth level fl belt by other Karate Masters.
midwestkarate.org /karate.htm   (434 words)

 What Is Karate?
Karate can also be described as a martial art, or fighting method, involving a variety of techniques, including blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, and joint manipulations.
Karate practice is divided into three aspects: kihon (basics), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).
The word karate is a combination of two Japanese characters: kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand." Adding the suffix "-do" (pronounced "doe"), meaning "way," i.e., karate-do, implies karate as a total way of life that goes well beyond the self-defense applications.
web.mit.edu /karate/www/whatis.shtml   (278 words)

 Karate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Karate is a word used for any number of different types of self-defense practices or martials arts.
While karate was traditionally created as a weapon of war and a lifestyle and is still a popular means of self-defense, it is now also considered to be a sport.
Karate Girl by Mary Levy - a young girl believes that learning to fight is the only way to handle the bullies at her school.
members.aol.com /kitecd/karate.htm   (1346 words)

 Karate - Tool for Christian Evangelism or Zen Buddhism?
Bob Jones University's Spring 1992 issue of the BJU Review is a picture of fl belt karate master and senior at BJU, Jim Pitts, in full karate garb, Bible open, giving the "invitation," while the rest of the members of BJU's "Champions for Christ karate team" are kneeling in prayer by their cinder-block bricks.
Karate is founded on scientific principles of body movements that develop the karate devotee into a healthy, well coordinated person, both physically and mentally.
Karate, when combined with Zen meditation, is used to assist the student's quest for peace of mind and equanimity in the face of conflict and tension.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/karate.htm   (1209 words)

This style of Karate is referred to as Shotokan or JKA Karate (Japan Karate Association).
JKA Karate is known for fast, powerful kicks and punches; its deep, driving stances; the friendly discipline of its classes; and its good form.
A JKA Karate Master is a student and teacher of Karate who has trained seriously for at least 16 years (usually much longer) and has been awarded a fifth level fl belt by other Karate Masters.
www.midwestkarate.org /karate.htm   (434 words)

 Karate BC - History of Karate
In truth, the origins of karate appear to be somewhat obscure and little is known about the early development of karate until it appeared in Okinawa.
In its earliest stages, the martial art known as "karate" was an indigenous form of closed fist fighting which was developed in Okinawa and called Te, or 'hand'.
The first public demonstration of karate in Japan was in 1917 by Gichin Funakoshi, at the Butoku-den in Kyoto (Hassell 1984).
www.karatebc.org /history   (1372 words)

 Karate New Zealand - UNZKO, Kata, Kumite, Black belt, Karateka, clubs, tournaments
The national selectors have confirmed their selections for Oceania Karate Championships in New Caledonia on 8-10 September and the WKF World Championships in Tampere, Finland on 13-15 October.
The new Board (elected at last December’s AGM) is committed to ensuring that Karate New Zealand continues to make positive progress in facilitating the delivery to the New Zealand public of quality instruction and more opportunities to participate in traditional and sport karate.
Finally, I note that Karate New Zealand is currently considering proposals for the overhaul and upgrade of our website to improve quality, accessibility and timeliness of communications.
www.karatenz.co.nz /intro.shtml   (735 words)

 Kempo Karate Club of Charlotte Matthews North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: )
KEMPO KARATE teaches sparring and sparring drills to help the student learn basic movement and the application of punching and kicking combinations.
KEMPO KARATE teaches defenses which train the student to apply the ju-jitsu (soft fist) techniques combined with the hard fist techniques in practical self defense situations.
KEMPO KARATE teaches the use of weapons or "kobudo".
home.earthlink.net /~tonymary/karate.html   (217 words)

 KarateTHAI.com - The Master of Shotokan Karate-do !!
When he was young, he was very frail so he started training Karate (at that time was still the typical Ryukyuan art of self-defense).
One of the reasons was his unique personality accumulated from long time of training showed his real intention to make Karate as the true Japanese Art of Self-defense.
Master Masatoshi Nakayama was the chief instructor of Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987.
www.karatethai.com /english/06_master.html   (440 words)

 Karate History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word karate is derived from two characters which mean empty and hand; therefore, karate can be translated as the art of the empty hand.
Recognized as one of the most important figures in the history of Karate, Satunushi "Tode" Sakugawa was among the first to blend elements of the original Okinawan art of te with Chinese boxing (tode) to initiate the development of what we know as Karate today.
Born in Shuri, Sanda Kinjo was a pioneering Karate and Kobudo expert who served as personal bodyguard to the last of Okinawa's reigning king's, Sho Tai, until the king's fall from power in 1879.
home1.gte.net /neilsaaa/karate_history.htm   (1002 words)

The word Karate is also formed by two characters, the first one kara (empty) and the other te (hand), the first one having many ways of defining it.
The first definition is the least subtle and the most straightforward, through the practice of karate, self defense techniques are learnt, where no weapons are needed, other than hands, feet or other parts of the body.
This is another meaning of the element kara in Karate-do." Another meaning given by the Master is that of always striving to be inwardly humble and outwardly gentle, thus meaning an internal emptiness of egoism and acting gently and moderately.
www.buffalomartialarts.com /Karate.htm   (284 words)

 Karate!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
(As an aside, karate was the first thing that taught me that anything that a person spends 2-3 hours a day on, He is liable to get good at.
Isshinryu karate is often undeservedly called a difficult style.
In the years since then (11 or so) I have found that Isshinryu in many ways is the best style of Karate that I have come across.
home.maine.rr.com /poiuyt/karate.html   (490 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Karate Works"
Karate is a highly complex art that takes many years to master.
Though its execution is highly complex, the root of karate is fairly straight-forward: By applying physical, mental and spiritual force intelligently and precisely, you can realize the maximum potential of your strength.
Karate is not only about strength and speed - the technique involves as much thought and focus as physical power.
people.howstuffworks.com /karate.htm   (250 words)

 CSUN Karate Club - Official SKIF Dojo
Our goal is to strive for perfection in the art of karate by focusing on the triad of Shotokan: Kihon (basics), Kata (forms), and Kumite (sparring).
Karate is an art that requires patience and discipline.
During his college years, he studied karate at Takushoku University, which is Japan's leading collegiate karate training center.
www.csun.edu /karate   (753 words)

 Karate For Christ
Karate for Christ International's recognizes the Asia Reach Ministries (www.asiareach.org) as our Mission Partner for the Asian Continent.
Karate for Christ and Martial Arts for Christ are blessed with a committee of wise and dedicated men and women who advise the President and act in his absence.
All you have to do is tell them you are with Karate for Christ.
www.karateforchrist.com /main.asp   (518 words)

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