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All Martial Arts were designed to be used in combat. That was their entire purpose for being created and studied for centuries. Many have since been softened to be sports.

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Are floor mats a legal requirement for karate?

There are no legal requirements for karate. There may be requirements imposed by insurance carriers. Karate is designed to be used in combat or fighting situations, it is not a sport that should require pads and mats.

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