Karate is a martial art which includes striking, kicking, punching movements as well as defensive blocks. Historically karate hails from Okinawa a small island off Japan and is now one of the most practiced martial arts in the world. 
As with other martial arts, karate teaches life values such as respect along with having physical benefits like aiding coordination, posture, balance, strength and stamina. 
For more information on where karate clubs meet in your area, visit our clubs page.


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