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Princeton's WordNet

  1. karate(noun)

    a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent

Wiktionary

  1. karate(Noun)

    An Okinawan martial art involving primarily punching and kicking, but additionally, advanced throws, arm bars, grappling and all means of fighting.

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  1. Karate

    Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed partially from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands called Te and from Chinese kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands,and palm-heel strikes. In some styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka. Karate was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom and was systematically taught in Japan after the Taisho era. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Ryukyuans. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. In 1924 Keio University established the first university karate club in Japan and by 1932, major Japanese universities had karate clubs. In this era of escalating Japanese militarism, the name was changed from 唐手 to 空手 – both of which are pronounced karate – to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style. After the Second World War, Okinawa became an important United States military site and karate became popular among servicemen stationed there.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of karate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of karate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of karate in a Sentence

  1. Rick Henriques:

    Rob Garrison was a great person and ambassador to' Karate Kid' legacy, rob Garrison performance in Season 2 of' Cobra Kai,' being Rob Garrison last, was simply amazing and Rob Garrison stole the episode. Rob Garrison will be missed by me and everyone Rob Garrison encountered.

  2. Seth Rogen:

    I really always worked hard, because I recognized from a pretty young age it was one of the only things I could control, i remember I did karate as a kid, at the Jewish Community Center, and when I started I was the worst in the class, I was the worst of 25 Jewish kids who were afraid of getting picked on. And then just because everyone else quit, three years later I was at the top of the class, and there were 25 Jewish kids who were worse than me. And that was always tangible : Just by not stopping I became the best one. It wasn't this, like, ferocious leap. I just kept going, and slowly [ other ] people stopped. Because a lot of people will stop.

  3. Dave Barry:

    Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

  4. Spyros Capralos:

    So far Azerbaijan and Baku European Games Operation Committee( Baku European Games Operation Committee) have delivered exactly what they promised, first-class sport in stunning venues with a fully engaged local population, i was particularly pleased to see Azerbaijan's first gold come in karate, one of the four non-Olympic sports on the program using European Games to show just how exciting European Games is.

  5. Rick Henriques:

    Rob Garrison was a great person and ambassador to' The Karate Kid' legacy, rob Garrison performance in Season 2 of' Cobra Kai,' being Rob Garrison last, was simply amazing and Rob Garrison stole the episode. Rob Garrison will be missed by me and everyone Rob Garrison encountered.

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