Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Interesting

12 Facts about Karate

Here are 12 Interesting Facts about Karate:

1. Karate is a Martial Art the originates from the Japanese island of Okinawa. it also had roots going back to China.

2. Karate means ‘Empty Hand’ but originally it meant ‘China Hand’. The Kanji used to write it was changed to keep the same pronunciation while changing its meaning.

3. Though the name ’empty hand’ makes karate literally the art of self-defense without weapons, many karate practitioners also train in the use of traditional Japanese weapons.

4. Karate focuses on strikes and kicks but also contains other techniques including joint locks and throws.

5. In Japanese Ryu means school or style and many karate styles will use Ryu in their name either officially or casually.

6. While there are numerous smaller styles of Karate, the most popular styles include Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Wado Ryu, and Shito Ryu.

7. Other styles include Kyokushin, Kempo, Uechi Ryu, Shorin Ryu, and many others.

8. Gichin Funakoshi is known as the ‘Father of modern Karate’. he is the founder of Shotokan Karate which is the most well-known karate style.

9. Shotokan is made up of 2 words in Japanese. The first is Shoto which was the Pen name of Gichin Funakoshi. The second is Kan which means house. Shotokan literally means ‘Shoto’s house’.

10. Mas Oyama is the founder of Kyokushin Karate a full-contact style.

11. In Japanese Kyokushin means ‘The Ultimate Truth’.

12. Most Karate training involves solo training (kata and Kihon), Partner practice (bunkai), and sparring (kumite).

 

SENSHI 8 YouTube playlist │22.05.2021

Facebook

You May Also Like

Sticky Post

Organizers: BKKF and KWU Professional League KWU International Summer Camp is held according to the calendar plan of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF) for 2021...

NEWS

We are happy to announce that on November 19-20, 2021 the 3rd Championship will be held in Kraków, Poland. The main organizer of this...

NEWS

Dear Hanshi, Dear Country representative, Shihan, Sensei, Senpai IFK-Switzerland Kyokushinkai has the pleasure to invite you to the first “IFK Kata World Cup” in...

SENSHI

Fight number six at SENSHI 8 was between two excellent muay thai fighters from Russia and Belarus. Artem Pashporin and Farkhad Akhmejanau fought under...