karate
Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa , Japan . It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called te and Chinese kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open handed techniques such as knife hands (karate chop). Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.
Famous practitioners of Karate: Aaron Banks, Adrian Paul, Angi Uezu, Arcenio Advincula, Benny Urquidez, Bill Wallace, Billy Blanks, Bobby Lowe, C. S. Kim, Choi Hong Hi, Chuck Liddell, Dan Ivan, Daniel Lee, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Bootle, Don Bohan, Don Nagle, Ed Parker, Elvis Presley, Emil Farkas, Frank Mir, Fred Wren, Fumio Demura, Gary Alexander, Gary Wasniewski, Geoff Thompson, George Chung, George Dillman, Gichin Funakoshi, Glenn Keeney, Gogen Yamaguchi, Graciela Casillas, Harold Long, Harold Mitchum, Hidetaka Nishiyama, Hidy Ochiai, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Howard Jackson, Jay Will, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jean Frenette, Jeff Speakman, Jim Harrison, Jim Kelly, Jimmie Jones, Jimmy Jones, Joe Corley, Joe Lewis, John Keehan, John Kuhl, June Castro, Karen Sheperd, Keinosuke Enoeda, Keith Hirabayashi, Keith Vitali, Kenneth Funakoshi, Kim Ki Whang, Kiyoshi Yamazaki, Larry Lam, Larry Tatum, Louis Delgado, Lyoto Machida, Mariusz Pudzianowski, Mark Dacascos, Mas Oyama, Masatoshi Nakayama, Mike Stone, Mitchell Bobrow, Morio Higaonna, Pat Burleson, Peter Urban, Ralph Castro, Ray Martin, Richard Kim, Richard Norton, Robert Trias, Ron Duncan, Ron Marchini, Ron van Clief, Sam Kuoha, Sammo Hung, Sem Schilt, Sho Kosugi, Shokei Matsui, Steve Anderson, Steve Armstrong, Tadashi Yamashita, Taimak, Tatsuo Shimabuku, Tatsuo Suzuki, Terry O'Neill, Terutomo Yamazaki, Ticky Donovan, Tokey Hill, Tsutomu Ohshima, Vic Charles, Vitor Belfort, W. Hock Hochheim, Wally Slocki, William Chow

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DateMagazineIssueCoverScan

February 1963

Black Belt

Vol 1, Num 5

Karate & Kendo

02/63 Black Belt

November 1965

Black Belt

Vol 3, Num 11

Karate Flying Side Kick

11/65 Black Belt

October 1966

Black Belt

Vol 4, Num 10

Karate

10/66 Black Belt

January 1967

Black Belt

Vol 5, Num 1

Karate

01/67 Black Belt

February 1969

Black Belt

Vol 7, Num 2

Karate Tournament

02/69 Black Belt

September 1969

Black Belt

Vol 7, Num 9

Karate Tournament

09/69 Black Belt

December 1984

Combat

Vol 11, Num 1

World Karate Championships

12/84 Combat

1972

Fighting Arts

Vol 1, Num 2

World Karate Championship

1972 Fighting Arts

May 2000

Martial Arts Professional

Vol 5, Num 5

Cardio Karate

05/00 Martial Arts Professional

February 1970

Official Karate

Vol 2, Num 5

Karate Championships Patches

02/70 Official Karate

January 1991

Sport Karate

Num 27

John Paul Mitchel National Karate Team

01/91 Sport Karate

June 1994

Sport Karate

Num 45

Karate Do USA & Tommy Gilbert & Phuoc Phan

06/94 Sport Karate

April 1994

Traditional Karate

Vol 7, Num 8

J. K. A. World Karate Championships

04/94 Traditional Karate

August 1994

Traditional Karate

Vol 7, Num 12

29th E. K. U. Karate Championships

08/94 Traditional Karate

November 1995

Traditional Karate

Vol 9, Num 3

British Karate Kyokushinkai

11/95 Traditional Karate

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