SENI SILAT / MALAYSIA MARTIAL ART

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Thursday, 7 August 2008

KARATE


Karate or karate-do (空手道) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese kenpō.[1][2] 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.[3] A karate practitioner is called a karateka.

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