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Karate was firast introduced from China to Okinawa, where it developed as the art ofself defence when weapons were prohibited.

Figters trained their whole bodies to be used as weapons.

There are two types of Karate matches, Kumite and Kata.

Kumite is a sparring matsh where points are scored when players stop their thrustsand kicks inches from their opponent’s bodies.

In Kata maches, they demonstrate combinations of various technipues.

Spiritual aspects are also stressed in Karate.