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Karate or karate-do is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese kenp.

It is primarily a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands and ridge-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.

Karate or Karate-do was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1994.



Iran, Chinese Taipei win karate silver at ANOC WBG
13 Oct 2019

Doha, Qatar, October 13, 2019: Iran and Chinese Taipei both won a silver medal in the karate competition of the ANOC World Beach Games on Sunday. In another excellent performance from an Asian National Olympic Committee,.....

Asian Karate Federation sets new course
24 Jul 2019

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 24, 2019: The Asian Karate Federation (AKF) has opened a new chapter in its history with the election of a new president and the composition of a new Executive Council.

World Karate Federat.....