Karate

Is Karate a Sport?

Karate meets all the various points detailed in the dictionary definition of a sport:  it’s a “game, competition, or activity”; it involves “physical effort and skill”;  it’s “played or done according to rules”, and it’s performed for “enjoyment”.  In 2020, Karate made is debut in the Olympic games. I’ve practiced Karate for a number of …

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What is Shotokai Karate

What is Shotokai Karate?

Shotokai is the name of the association formed by Gichin Funakoshi “the father of modern karate” in 1935 and has since become a style of karate whose practitioners believe accurately reflects the teachings of Master Funakoshi.  This move to a formal style of karate was solidified in 1956 when Genshin Hironishi became the President of …

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is karate chinese or japanese

Is Karate Chinese or Japanese?

What is Karate? Karate is a martial art consisting of hand and foot strikes, as well as open hand offensive techniques. It is considered a ‘hard’ martial art, where attacks are defended directly and forcefully.   It is practised by 100 million people on five continents and 192 countries. Today, it’s a worldwide martial art, but …

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