What culture invented karate?

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No. Karate is a blend of White Crane style Kung fu and Okinawan Wrestling (te). Legend says that Kung fu was created by the Bodhidharma in the Buddhist temples of China and that he was an Indian prince.

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Karate came from the Ryu Kyu Islands (Okinawa) based on a combination of their wrestling and Chinese Kung Fu.

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