Karate, Injuries in

Many people around the world practice karate, a form of martial art. There are in fact many types of martial art commonly referred to as karate, depending on the country in which it was developed and its accompanying philosophy. In addition to the well-known forms of karate (e.g., the traditional Okinawan and the Japanese Shotokan), there are parallel Chinese (Wu Shu and Kung Fu) and Korean (Tang Soo Do) forms. Karate practitioners, known as karatekas, practice their martial art mainly for defensive and ...

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