Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: Karate

The popular martial art karate was actually invented in the 19th century in the Ryukyu Kingdom now part of present-day Okinawa, Japan. It was inspired by ancient martial arts styles of the islands and Chinese kenpo.  

18 comments:

The Offender said...

In the words of Archer it is "the Dane Cook of martial arts".

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

So chinese inspired japanese?
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Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know this. Very interesting fact.Kisses:)

Cloudia said...

Cool fact! Okinawans are a unique society and culture.


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Redischic said...

great post!

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Margaret D said...

Interesting. My sons did Karate for a few years and enjoyed.

MEcoy said...

I dreamed of learning that once

Unknown said...

Never knew that fact

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Took it for a few years

Emmylou said...

I've always thought karate was from China until my husband corrected me:) At least, now I can tell him it's partly Chinese because of the kenpo.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting info. This is a martial art that I would have liked to learn.

Dana said...

Interesting! My son is signed up to take karate classes next month. I hope he enjoys them.

DEZMOND said...

yep, some of those popular martial arts aren't really all that old

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Theresa Mahoney said...

Makes me want to watch The Karate Kid :)

Anonymous said...

Karate (pronounced "kah-rah-teh", not "kah-rahhh-dee") is written 「空手」...literally "empty hand".