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:

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

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

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  3. Cool fact! Okinawans are a unique society and culture.


    Aloha

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  4. great post!

    have a nice day!

    Elle

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

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  6. I dreamed of learning that once

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  7. 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.

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

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

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

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  11. Interesante dato!!
    Saludos
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  12. lovely!
    Thanks for comments!
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  13. Makes me want to watch The Karate Kid :)

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

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