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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.



Jordan looking for more karate kids
18 Dec 2017

Amman, Jordan, December 18, 2017: The Jordan Karate Federation has expanded the search for fresh talent as it looks to qualify fighters for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.  The federation o.....

Karate joins programme for Arab Women’s Sports Tournament 2018
07 Dec 2017

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2017: The Supervisory and Follow-up Committee for the Arab Women’s Sports Tournament 2018, scheduled to run from February 2-12 in Sharjah, UAE, will have its second meeting on S.....