Karate is a martial art that originated in China. It developed in mainland Japan after being transmitted to Okinawa and other nearby islands. Karate uses no weapons but instead relies on three basic movements of the hands and feet: thrusts, kicks, and arm strike.
In addition to being a competitive sport, it is also an effective means of self-defense. Karate is not just for adults, with many kids learning the sport.
Depending on the level of skill, different colored belts are worn, with those who have reached higher ranks wearing black belts.
In our school we have karate program at afternoon time for two days per a week.