Meaning of karate

ka•ra•te

Pronunciation: (ku-rä'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker's body with the hands, elbows, knees, or feet. Cf. judo, jujitsu.
  2. a sport based on this method of self-defense.
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