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Karate (空手) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), "hand"; tii in Okinawan) ... More »


History of Karate. Where Karate Began. Karate, the Japanese word for “empty hands,” was born in the Okinawan Islands as a form of self-defense, at a time ...


A look at the development of karate history, from its humble beginnings in Okinawa, to its growth in the 20 century to becoming one of the most respected and ...


History of Karate-Do. The Early History From China. Early in China, as many of you know, Shaolin monasteries trained monks in Kung Fu. In the 6th century, this  ...


Trace the history, influence and development of karate from Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese martial arts.


Several Karate instructors I've spoken to indicate that Karate ... Here are bits that we do know: Gichin Funakoshi, born and raised in Okinawa, ...


HISTORY OF OKINAWA KARATE. According to ancient Okinawan legend, Karate had its beginnings in India with a Buddhist monk named Daruma. Tradition ...


Learn about the history of karate, from its precursors in ancient India to its development in Okinawa, Japan and its spread in the 20th century.


Karate developed on the Ryukyu Islands. To understand karate, some knowledge of geography and history is helpful. The Ryukyus are a string of islands that lie ...


History of Karate. A BRIEF HISTORY OF KARATE. Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India.