- karate included in 2020 Olympics
- Karate is a combination of Kata and Kumite.
Five new games are going to be introduced in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
1.karate 2.sport climbing, 3.surfing 4.skateboarding 5. baseball /softball.
the karate game, which is introduced in the 2020 Olympics. In reality, it was ”Jacques Delcourt” his efforts to bring karate in the Olympics.
Paths to the entrance of karate in 2009 Olympics went in to vain, as enough majority was not reached. 2013 I.O.C. meeting held in Russia and had taken a decision to include the karate in 2020 Olympic which will be held in Tokyo.
History of karate
Now we take a look into the history of karate.
Karate was practiced by soldiers Without using weapons to defend themselves in some regions of Japan. Later it was practiced in universities where new rules were formed. by 1960 it spread all over the world, now almost in 188 countries are practicing the karate
Kata and Kumite
Karate is a combination of Kata and Kumite.
Let we know little about kata and Kumite, kata is a demonstration of offensive and defensive skills and Kumite means sparring, where two players face each other.World karate federation recognized 102 kata. Nippon Budokan is said to be the spiritual home for the karate.
Meaning of Karate
Do you know the meaning of karate?
Kara means ”Empty” Te means ” Hand” so karate means fighting without a weapon, Or the way to fight empty hand.
Birthplace of karate
Okinawa (in Japan)is the birthplace of karate. Before 1879 only high ranking people were allowed to learn the karate. after 1879 Okinawa became part of Japan and allowed all the people who had the interest to practice karate.
In 1900 it was being started tought in schools as part of their physical education program. In the 1920s. The new definition was given to the karate ”its not only the way of the fight but also the path of personality development ”
It was taken to America during the second world war. now millions of people practicing the karate all over the world.