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Princeton's WordNet

  1. karatenoun

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

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  1. karatenoun

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of karate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

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    The numerical value of karate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The basis and power of evil in egoism is the great destructive lie of evil, it gives strength to money, because of it, hidden and open meaningless wars between people will never end. The wars of different minds will never end, it looks like Uncle Ho's tavern in the middle of a bamboo forest, and every mind is there, they all fight among themselves in different styles, all kinds of martial arts: Kong fu, Wushu styles: tiger, monkey, praying mantis, panda, crane, snakes, dragon, Drunken Master Style emitting a drunken fire breath, dexterously wielding a bamboo stick for battle, Aikido, Karate, Boxing, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Sambo, Sumo, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Fencing, Wrestling, Capoeira, as well as Samurai, Ninja, and arm wrestling theories, etc., with words and actions, we senselessly fight each other, all these are children of selfishness that leads us to cannibalism, only the words of the Lord God are truth, which must be correctly understood and understood, the rest is childish babble of the human race. Nazism and racism, homosexuality, and lesbianism, feminism and sexism, all this is inherent only in animals, but not in humans, all people are brothers and sisters who should love and appreciate each other as we all descended from Adam and Eve. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Sports: Sports condition the mind, body, and spirit. They can make you smarter, healthier, stronger, tougher, more confident, and more talented. They can be very fun, and they can sometimes relieve stress. They can make your life a better place. Football is great for cardio and losing weight, plus it can be very fun if you know what your doing. Bodybuilding is great for strength and overall health. Gymnastics is great for flexibility/acrobatics. Karate teaches you self-defense and it can reward you with the gift of movement. Knowing how to defend yourself is one of the greatest highs in life. And you'll never know complete physical freedom until you know all the patterns and movements of karate. All sports are important, they all have something special to teach you, they all have something special to offer you, even if its just fun.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tum laakh gaate raho Pyaar ke geet, mere Dost. Jinakee fitrat mein ho dasanaa woh dasaa karate hai. Even if you continue singing the love songs millions of times, my friend, those who are meant to bite will always bite you.

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