Origin of karate
Examples from the Web for karate
I think everybody would like to be handsome and good at karate.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He confesses that if time permits, he wants to see the Ralph Macchio panel on the 30th anniversary of Karate Kid.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asked if he knew the names of the newborn quadruplets, Merritt recalled two: gi—a karate outfit—and po—a chamber pot.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble|David Bukszpan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Smith received an Oscar nomination for the role, and Jaden would later gain more success with a remake of The Karate Kid.
Man, is he mixed up in a whole lot of different stuff, from karate to Elvis impersonating to fiction writing.Paul Kevin Curtis and J. Everett Dutschke: Epic Feud and Ricin Letters|Winston Ross|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Before the native turned, the American's hand lashed out in a karate blow which stunned the other.Border, Breed Nor Birth|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Joe's attacker tucked his chin into his shoulder, fighter style, and moved in throwing off the effects of the karate blows.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
- a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat, employing smashes, chops, kicks, etc, made with the hands, feet, elbows, or legs
- (as modifier)a karate chop to the head
Word Origin for karate
1955, Japanese, literally "empty hand, bare hand," from kara "empty" + te "hand." A devotee is a karateka.