Karate began on an island in Okinawa, Japan (formally China, people from Okinawa still say they are Chinese and if you say they are Japanese they get very upset)
It was started there along with the beginnings of traditional martial art weapons because Okinawa was invaded by the Japanese and because they were a simple and friendly farming community, they didn't know how to fight. Over the years that followed they learnt from watching the Japanese Army training and began to teach themselves their own form of karate as well as teaching themselves how to use their farm tools as weapons to defend themselves. The Bo, Tonfa, Nunchucka, Sai are all farm tools.
Why karate was made was because the Japanese would invade okinawa (island off japan) and attack them with powerful military (katanas and spears). The okinawan people needed to defend themselfes so they came up with kara (empty) te (hand). Karate proved to be extremely powerful, even when a farmer without weapons was up against a trained Japanese or Chinese soldier.
It didn't start as a sport. Some styles have converted this form of combat into a sport making is safe to 'play.'
It began is a way of protecting one's self from thieves and bandits. It evolved to providing services to the King of the Ryu Kyu Islands for protection and police type services.
Karate was invented for self defense.
It was needed to know self defense.
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Taylor Lautner began doing karate when he was 6 years old.
Japanese karate was a branch of Okinawa karate. Gichen Funikoshi came to Japan in the 1930's to demonstrate the art. He remained for the rest of his life to teach what is now known as Shodokan Karate.
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It is one of the tenets of Funikoshi. Karate must begin and end with respect. It is one of the reasons we bow at the beginning and end of a class.
Kindergarten teacher and keno dealer are occupations. They begin with the letter k.
I'm not COMPLETELY sure but i think he was around 5? I know he was under 11 when he started because he was the youngest person to win the karate championships or something like that.
try karate kid, it is very funny... hope i helped
There were 4: 1)Karate Kid 2)Karate Kid Part 2 3)Karate Kid part 3 4)The next Karate Kid.
Isshunryu Karate-Do is a type of karate founded by Shimabuku Tatsuo