KARATE

Karate ("Empty Hand Way") is a martial art that originated in Okinawa and emphasizes striking techniques, such as punching and kicking, knee/elbow strikes and open hand techniques. However, grappling, joint manipulations, locks, restraints, throwing and vital point striking are very much a part of the art at the highest level.

Much more than a mere self-defense technique however, Karate is as much a philosophy which strives to develop the inner qualities and character through strenuous training in the martial art.

 

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