- An oriental system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practised as a sport.More example sentences
- It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.
- Then she hired a fourth degree black belt in karate and did martial arts training.
- He also runs regularly and has taken up two different martial arts - karate and wing chun, a form of tai chi.
It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century, and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a coloured belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training
Japanese, from kara 'empty' + te 'hand'.
More definitions of karateDefinition of karate in:
- The US English dictionary