Karate (空手) (/kəˈrɑːti/; Japanese pronunciation: [kaɾate] ( listen); Okinawan pronunciation: [kaɽati]) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane.[1][2] Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints and vital-point strikes are also taught.[3] A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家)

How to Play

The philosophy behind karate is vast and complex. It stems from thousands of years of armed and unarmed combat. Techniques that were perfected hundreds of years ago are still being perfected over and over again by each new generation. Buddhism, Taoism, and the code of Bushido have all played parts in the development of the martial arts philosophy. Karate in its modern form was established around 400 years ago in Japan, with its roots mainly derived from Chinese Kung Fu. See Step 1 below to start teaching yourself the basics of this art form.

Sports Associations Details

Chairman

name

H.M. Mr. Sisira Kumara

Phones

071 - 6816049


Secretary

name

Mr. BM Karthi Kumara

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077 - 7662216


Treasurer

name

Mr. Rohana Griezmann

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076 - 3004216


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Address

Sri Lanka Karate Do Federation, No. 395/1, Walawwa Road, Homagama.


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