Karate is a Japanese martial sport based in self-defensive and counter-attack training. Originating from the common fighting system known as “te,” Karate was created as a training routine for both mental improvement and physical performance. Karate is made up of various kihon, or basics, and modern karate utilizes a rank scheme of colored belts to signify advancement in the process. As a baseline to the mental improvement, the dojo is used as a philosophy for karate, with fundamental values such as respect of others, seeking perfection of character, being faithful, endeavor, and refrain from violent behavior.
Karate originated in Okinawan Island. The Japanese word for Karate is “empty hands” which correlates with you learn the technique. Karate is a form of self-defense only using your fists and feet and no weapons to defend and strike against your opponent.
There are 10 degrees of belts in which all of the belts have their special meaning during their training. From the first belt to the final belt: white, yellow, orange, purple, blue, advance blue, green, advance green, brown, advance brown, and black.
The formal Japanese name for a karate uniform is “Karategi”. Karategi is used for practice, training, and competitions. The uniform is made up of lightweight and is loose-fitting so that students can perform to their full potential without any restrictions.