by nathan hux
origination of karate.
karate was originated in the Ryakyu Kingdom witch is now known as Okinawa Japan. It was created by Sakukawa Kanga, Masturmura Sōkon, Itosu Ankō, Arakaki Seishō, and Hingonna Kanyō. It is less than two hundred years old however it has roots dating back to thousands of years ago. In its early form karate was influenced by the other greatly known fighting form, kung fu.
this is a picture of Skukawa Kanga.
what is karate?
Karate is a form of self defense that combines fast techniques and great power, generated through body mechanics.
belt ranking system was originated by Dr.Jigoro Kano, The standard belt color system is white, yellow, green, blue,purple, brown red black. A white belt student is a beginner , a yellow belt is a new little knowing student, a orange belt is a student now being introduced to new higher level moves, a green belt is a student that is now mastering the lower level moves, a blue belt is a student that is having more higher level moves than lower level, a purple belt student is a student that is now getting very serious with very high level things being added on, a brown belt is an advanced student whose techniques are beginning to mature, Red is a sign of danger, and the red belt is beginning to become dangerous with their knowledge and abilities. and finally the black belt is usually a teacher or a student that has mastered everything when it comes to karate.