VIDEO: Karate is a blend of different martial arts originating in Asia. It is one of the most popular forms of martial arts.
Originated in Okinawa, Japan, Karate is highly influenced by the Chinese fighting style and is a blend of both the regional martial arts forms as well as Chinese fighting tactics. It is undoubtedly the most used form of martial arts in the world.
Karate is mainly a striking martial arts craftsmanship that was invented in Okinawa, Japan as a mix of local Okinawa combating and fighting styles, which were also influenced by the Chinese fighting styles. The well known term, karateka is also related to a karate specialist. Let’s know more about this old martial arts technique.
Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.