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A term used to describe the unarmed fighting methods that were developed in Okinawa and spread to Japan in the early 1920s.


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Originally written with the characters (      ) until 1936 when a group of senior karate exponents in Okinawa decided to change to the character for “empty” 空 (same pronunciation) and China hand became “empty hand,” Karate. Undoubtedly as Japan had invaded Manchuria on 18 September 1931 this was likely a response to political correctness.

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Gyosho, Kaisho


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Left Chest, Lower Lapel