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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.



Tragedy in Iran as young karate star passes away
17 Jun 2019

Tehran, Iran, June 17, 2019: Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Navid Mohammadi has tragically passed away after being involved in a fatal car accident in Tehran last week.

The World Karate family mourns the death of.....

Asian Karate Federation lays groundwork for elections in Uzbekistan
08 May 2019

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, May 8, 2019: The Asian Karate Federation is looking back on a successful staging of its Executive Committee meetings and Extraordinary Congress in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The gatherings of t.....