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Karate (空手) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the ..... It was later changed to a homophone meaning empty hand (空手). ... Thus the word "karate" was originally a way of expressing "martial art from China.".

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Karate definition, a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker's body with the hands,  ...

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Jun 6, 2014 ... With an ever growing number of martial arts styles to chose from often with confusing Eastern names the brand name that Westerners do know ...

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As someone already answered, "Empty Hand" is the literal translation for the word. However, most people confuse "empty" to imply fighting without weapons or ...

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The word karate is a combination of two kanji (Chinese characters): kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand." Adding the ...

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Define karate. karate synonyms, karate pronunciation, karate translation, English ... karate. A Japanese word meaning empty hand, used to mean a type of ...

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literally means 'Chinese Hand' in the Okinawan language. ... 'Do' is Japanese for ' Path'/'Way', and signified that Karate was a philosophical journey ..... Funakoshi's interpretation of the word kara to mean "empty" was reported to have caused ...

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Unfortunately, many people are confused by the Japanese words in Karate… .... The word “rei” comes from the Japanese word “reigi”, which means “respect, ...

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Jun 13, 2011 ... Most of us know that the word "karate" means "empty hand", but what is the true meaning of ... Here are some ideas of what karate means for me.