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Karate
is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed partially from indigenous fighting methods called te (手, literally "hand"; Tii in Okinawan) and from Chinese kenpō. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles. A karate practitioner is called a karateka .
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List of K-1 events
This is a list of events held and scheduled by the K-1, a kickboxing and mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. The list consists of all the official K-1 World Grand Prix events, regional preliminaries as well as other kickboxing events fought under the K-1 Rules 8 man tournament format. The first event, K-1 Sanctuary I, took place on March 30, 1993 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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Shotokan
is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing karate through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi (Shodai), Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.
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Badge
A badge is a device or fashion accessory, often containing the insignia of an organization, which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service, a special accomplishment, a symbol of authority granted by taking an oath (e.g. , police and fire), a sign of legitimate employment or student status, or as a simple means of identification. They are also used in advertising, publicity, and for branding purposes. Badges can be made from metal, plastic, leather, textile, rubber, etc.
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Nunchaku
For other meanings of this and similar words, see Nunchaku (disambiguation). Nunchaku is a traditional Okinawan weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end with a short chain or rope. In modern times the nunchaku were popularized by Bruce Lee in his movies.
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Gōjū-ryū

Gōjū-ryū

Koryū

Koryū

Kenpō

Kenpō

Mas Oyama
, more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushinkai Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate. He was born Choi Yeong-eui. A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan and acquired Japanese citizenship in 1964. He is an alumnus of Waseda University in Japan.
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International Sport Karate Association
The International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) is one of the major international bodies regulating karate and kickboxing matches, and is based in the United States. It was established in 1985 as a response to legal and revenue issues that sent the Professional Karate Association (PKA) into decline. From 1974 until 1985, the PKA had been the most recognised worldwide kickboxing sanctioning group.
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Art of Fighting
is a trilogy of competitive fighting game titles that were released for the Neo Geo platform in the early 1990s. It was the second fighting game franchise created by SNK, following the Fatal Fury series and is set in the same fictional universe. The original Art of Fighting was released in 1992, followed by two sequels: Art of Fighting 2 in 1994 and Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior in 1996.
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Kyokushin

Kyokushin

World Kickboxing Association
The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is one of the oldest and the largest amateur and professional sanctioning organizations of kickboxing in the world for the sport. Its official name is "World Kickboxing and Karate Association". WKA was created in the United States as the World Karate Association in 1976 by Howard Hanson, a Shorin-Ryu Karate black belt, and Arnold Urquidez.
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Japan Karate Association
Japan Karate Association (日本 空手 協会; Nihon Karate Kyokai; JKA; sometimes referred to simply as Kyokai 協会 in Japan) is one of the most influential Shotokan karate organizations in the world. It is also one of the oldest karate organizations continuously in operation until the present.
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Karate Kid (comics)
Karate Kid (Val Armorr) is a fictional character, a superhero in the future of the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He is a master of every form of martial arts to have been developed by the 31st century. The extent of his skill is so great that he can severely damage various types of hard material with a single blow and was briefly able to hold his own against Superboy through use of what he called "Super Karate".
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The Karate Kid (2010 film)
The Karate Kid (known as The Kung Fu Dream in China and sometimes Karate Kid 5 and Best Kid in Japan and South Korea) is a 2010 American martial arts film and remake of the 1984 film of the same name. Directed by Harald Zwart, produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, the film stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. Principal photography for the film took place in Beijing, China; filming began around July 2009 and ended on October 16, 2009.
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Shōrin-ryū

Shōrin-ryū

Kyokushin kaikan
Kyokushin kaikan is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Masutatsu Oyama who was born under the name Choi Young-Eui (최영의). Kyokushinkai is Japanese for "the society of the ultimate truth". Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has had international appeal (practitioners have over the last 40+ years numbered more than 12 million).
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Okinawan martial arts
Okinawan martial arts refers to the martial arts which originated among the indigenous people of Okinawa Island in Japan, most notably karate, tegumi, and Okinawan kobudō. Due to its central location, Okinawa was influenced by various cultures such as Japan and China, with a long history of trade and cultural exchange with China that greatly influenced the development of martial arts on Okinawa.
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American Kenpo
American Kenpo or Kenpo Karate is a system of martial arts created by Ed Parker, characterized by the use of quick moves in rapid-fire succession. The multitude of fast strikes, sometimes criticized by other arts, has a dual purpose. The strikes may overwhelm an opponent but more importantly, the various strikes demonstrate to the practitioner that there are many options should the technique not work as planned.
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Fight Like Apes
Fight Like Apes (also referred to as FLApes or FLA) are an Irish alternative rock band formed in Dublin in 2006. Their current members are Mary-Kate "MayKay" Geraghty (vocals and synth), Jamie "Pockets" Fox (keyboard and vocals), Conor Garry (bass) and Lee Boylan (drums), while original members Adrian Mullan (drums) and Tom Ryan (bass) left the band in 2010. They are known for their elongated record titles, usually inspired by B movies.
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Full contact karate
Full contact karate is a broad term used to differentiate competition formats of karate where competitors spar full-contact and allow a knockout as winning criterion, and those competitions which use light contact/semi contact point sparring where a knockout is regarded as a foul. The term is also used by extension to differentiate between schools/styles of karate dedicated to such full contact competitions, and schools/styles that are not.
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Isshin-ryū

Isshin-ryū

Shitō-ryū

Shitō-ryū

The Karate Kid, Part III
The Karate Kid, Part III is a 1989 martial arts film, and the second sequel to the hit motion picture The Karate Kid (1984). The film stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Robyn Lively. Like the first two films, it was directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen. Also like the first two films, its stunts were choreographed by Pat E. Johnson, and its music was composed by Bill Conti.
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Wadō-ryū

Wadō-ryū

World Karate Federation
The World Karate Federation, or WKF, was formed in 1990 from former WUKO members and is the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 130 member countries. It is the only karate organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than ten million members. The WKF organizes the Junior and Senior Karate World Championships, which are each held every other year.
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Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
is a Nintendo GameCube video game featuring the ape Donkey Kong and played with the DK Bongos. It was released in Japan on December 16, 2004, in Europe on February 4, 2005, in North America on March 14, 2005, and in Australia on March 17, 2005. In 2008 and 2009, the game was re-released in the New Play Control! series of revamped Nintendo GameCube titles.
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Professional Karate Association
The Professional Karate Association (PKA) was originally a martial arts sanctioning organization, now transformed into a martial arts promotion company.
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Karate Kid

Karate Kid

Karate (band)
Karate was an American band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 by Geoff Farina, Eamonn Vitt and Gavin McCarthy. In 1995, Jeff Goddard joined the band as bass player, and Vitt moved to second guitar. Vitt departed Karate to pursue a medical career in 1997.
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Knifehand strike
A knifehand strike is a strike using the part of the hand opposite the thumb (from the little finger to the wrist), familiar to many people as a karate chop (in Japanese, shutō-uchi). This refers to strikes performed with the side of the knuckle of the small finger.
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Syuri
is a Japanese professional wrestler, shoot boxer and kickboxer, better known simply as Syuri (sometimes transliterated as Shuri). She is currently working for the Wrestling New Classic (WNC) promotion and is also known for her work in its two predecessors, Smash, where she was the final Smash Diva Champion, and Hustle, where she started her career as KG (Karate Girl).
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No Retreat, No Surrender
No Retreat, No Surrender is a 1986 American martial arts sports film written and directed by Corey Yuen his American directorial debut, and starring Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Tai Chung Kim.
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Karate Champ
Karate Champ, known in Japan as Karate Dō (空手道, "The Way of the Empty Hand") is a 1984 arcade game developed by Technos Japan Corporation for Data East.
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Karate World Championships
The WKF Karate World Championships also known as the World Karate Championships; are the highest level of competition for Karate. The competition is held in a different Country every two years. The most recent events include Madrid in 2002; Monterrey in 2004; Tampere in 2006; Tokyo in 2008, and Belgrade in 2010.
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Karate International Council of Kickboxing
The Karate International Council of Kickboxing (KICK) is a sanctioning body that regulates kickboxing matches. It is considered among the more prestigious organizations that sanction professional kickboxing.
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Karate kata
Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs. Karate Kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form. The practitioner is counseled to visualize the enemy attacks and their responses. Karateka "read" a kata in order to explain the imagined events. There are perhaps 100 kata across the various forms of karate, each with many minor variations.
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Karate gi
Karategi (空手着 or 空手衣) is the Japanese name for the karate training uniform. A karategi is somewhat similar to a judogi (柔道着 or 柔道衣, Judo uniform) as it shares a common origin, however the material and cut of the uniform is generally much lighter and looser fitting. The heaviest of Karategi are only 0.45 kg (16 oz) compared to some judogi at 0.99 kg (35 oz).
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Shūkōkai

Shūkōkai

International Karate
International Karate is a karate fighting game created and published by System 3 for various home computers. Of these versions the 1986 releases for Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit computers, created by Archer MacLean with music by Rob Hubbard, stand out for their good playability and overall high production values. Although conceptually identical, the ZX Spectrum version, created by a different team and released some months earlier in November 1985, is inferior.
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International Karate Organization
The International Karate Organization (IKO) was founded by Mas Oyama in Japan. Its purpose is to promote and teach the Kyokushin Way (Ultimate Truth) around the globe. The IKO has over 12 million members in 125 countries. After the death of the founder in 1994, The IKO organization fractured into several factions -many of which conflictingly claim (in several ongoing legal copyright cases) to be the original IKO organization.
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Shōtōkai

Shōtōkai

Karate at the 2011 Pan American Games
The Karate competition of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico will be held at the San Rafael Gymnasium between October 27 and October 29. All the competitions will be held in the kumite discipline.
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Japan Karate Federation
The Japan Karate Federation (JKF) is the national body for Karate in Japan. It was originally called the Federation of All Japan Karatedo Organizations (FAJKO) and is affiliated with the World Karate Federation (WKF).
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The Little Dragons
The Little Dragons (also known as Karate Kids U.S.A. or simply Karate Kids) is a 1980 American film about two young brothers who use their karate skills to rescue a friend after she is held captive for ransom. Produced and directed by Curtis Hanson. Starring Charles Lane, Ann Sothern, Chris Petersen and Pat Petersen
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Long Beach International Karate Championships
The Long Beach International Karate Championships — is an International Karate and martial arts tournament in Long Beach, California. It is well-known due to several appearances of the famous martial artist legend Bruce Lee, and his use of the one inch punch. At the invitation of Ed Parker, Lee appeared in the 1964 and performed repetitions of two-finger pushups with feet at approximately a shoulder-width apart.
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Hideyuki Ashihara
Hideyuki Ashihara was a Japanese master of karate who founded the Ashihara karate system in 1980. This karate style is based on Kyokushin karate. Ashihara, often attributed as one of the originators of the tai sabaki (whole body movement) method, held the rank of 10th dan in karate and wrote three books on his martial art.
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Yoshukai Karate
Yoshukai karate is a branch discipline of the Japanese/Okinawan martial art, Karate-dō, or "Way of the Empty Hand. " The three kanji (Japanese symbols) that make up the word Yoshukai literally translated mean “Training Hall of Continued Improvement. ” However, the standardized English translation is "Striving for Excellence. " Yoshukai Karate has been featured in Black Belt Magazine.
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Shuri-ryū

Shuri-ryū

Genseiryū Karate-do International Federation

Genseiryū Karate-do International Federation

Karate at the 2005 Mediterranean Games
The Karate competition at the 2005 Mediterranean Games was held in the Rafael Florido Sports Hall in Almería, Spain.
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European Karate Championships
European Karate Championships is the Karate European Championship organized by the European Karate Federation each year. Events from 1966 to 1996 were organized by the European Karate Union.
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Shōrinjiryū Kenkōkan Karate

Shōrinjiryū Kenkōkan Karate

Philippine Karatedo Federation
The Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) is the governing body of sport karate in the Philippines. Member of Asian Karatedo Federation with 39 affiliated countries in Asia and duly recognized by the World Karate Federation, the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 130 member countries worldwide.
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Karate Canada
Karate Canada is the national association representing the sport of karate in Canada. Formerly the National Karate Association (NKA) of Canada, the organization was founded by Masami Tsuruoka.
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World Genseiryū Karatedō Federation

World Genseiryū Karatedō Federation

Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo
[edit] INTRODUCTION Seiyo No Shorin-ryu Karate Renmei is a hybrid-style of Shorin-ryu karate officially recognzied in 1999. It joins a limited list of other modified forms of Shorin-ryu karate and kobudo that originated on Okinawa.
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Hai Karate
Hai Karate was a budget aftershave sold in the United States and the United Kingdom from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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Thomas Pitera
Thomas "Tommy Karate" E. Pitera (born December 2, 1954) is a former Mafia hitman in the Bonanno crime family. Pitera earned a reputation as a vicious and sadistic killer who enjoyed murdering people. He was suspected by law enforcement of as many as 60 murders. He was well known for his use of karate and other martial arts when fighting which is a skill he had learned at a young age. It earned Pitera his nickname "Tommy Karate".
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Jōdan

Jōdan

Karate Kiba
Karate Kiba is a martial-arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1973 and based on an action manga by Ikki Kajiwara. A recut version was released in the U.S. in 1976 as The Bodyguard, with added footage in the first ten minutes of the film. There were two more movie adaptations made in 1993 and 1995 by Takashi Miike in the beginning of his career.
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Karate Union of Great Britain
The Karate Union of Great Britain, or KUGB is an association of Shotokan Karate clubs and Karateka operating across Great Britain, with some oversea affiliations. The 1960s saw a growth in the popularity of Karate, and the KUGB was founded in 1966 to be a democratic, not-for-profit organisation, and was the first single style organisation within the UK. Many other British Shotokan Karate organisations have since formed after splitting from the KUGB.
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Karate Kommandos
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series that originally aired in 1986 as a syndicated five episode mini-series. It was created by and starred Chuck Norris as himself, and produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. Re-runs of the cartoon have occasionally aired on Adult Swim.
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Karate Bearfighter
Karate Bearfighter is a Japanese martial arts film made by Toei Company in 1975 and directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. It is the second installment of a trilogy of films based on the manga Karate Baka Ichidai by Ikki Kajiwara, Jiro Tsunoda and Jōya Kagemaru. In the film, a piece of grindhouse cinema, Sonny Chiba reprises his role from Champion of Death as Masutatsu Oyama, the historical founder of Kyokushin karate in Japan (Oyama makes a cameo appearance in the film as well).
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American Karate
American Karate is generic term usually referring to hybrid martial arts systems that employs cross-training throughout many of the traditional Asian styles. As such, American Karate incorporates the "most useful" elements of Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean Karate. It may also use techniques from other martial arts, like Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo, Kung Fu, kickboxing, etc. American Karate focuses primarily on the sport (sparring) aspect of karate but also includes a practical self-defense regimen.
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Asian Karatedo Federation
The Asian Karatedo Federation (AKF) is the governing body of sport karate of about 39 countries of karatedo federation in Asia. The AKF is a non-profit organization and performs its activities on an amateur basis in compliance with the principles set forth in the Olympic Charter, duly recognized by the World Karate Federation, the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 180 member countries.
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Karate for Life
Karate for Life (Japanese: 空手バカ一代, Karate Baka Ichidai) is a 1977 Japanese martial arts film about the martial arts master Mas Oyama starring Sonny Chiba.
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Washin-Ryu Karate-Do
Washin-Ryu (和真流), meaning "harmony with truth," is a style of karate brought to the United States by Hidy Ochiai . Its headquarters is in Vestal, NY just outside of Binghamton. However, there are many branch schools throughout the Northeast. With 13 branches in New York, 2 each in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and 1 each in Ohio and Massachusetts, Washin-Ryu has a very strong following.
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Richard Kim (karate)
Richard Kim (17 November 1917–8 November 2001) was an American karate teacher. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he began studying judo as a child in the early 1920s, under Kaneko. Around the same time, he also began studying karate under Arakaki Ankichi. Before World War II, his service in the merchant marines took him to east Asia. He cited many martial artists as his teachers, including Tachibana, Chen Chen Yuan, and Choa Hsu Lai.
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Shōrinji-ryū

Shōrinji-ryū

Koei-Kan
Koei-Kan Karate-dō is a karate style that was developed by Master Onishi Eizo in 1952. Koei-Kan can be translated from Japanese to "Prosper with Happiness. " Onishi Eizo was the pupil of two famous Okinawan Karate Masters, Toyama Kanken (1888-1966) and Kyoda Juhatsu (1887-1968). Master Onishi opened his first Koei-Kan dojo on April 2, 1954 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Koei-Kan has a unique form of full contact fighting called Bogu Kumite (sparring with armor protection).
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International Traditional Karate Federation
The International Traditional Karate Federation (or ITKF; known in Japanese as Kokusai Dentō Karate Renmei) is the international governing body for Traditional Karate. This organisation was founded by Hidetaka Nishiyama.
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Tom Bloom
Tom Bloom is an American martial arts instructor, author, and former competitive karate fighter. He has appeared in many martial arts publications such as Black Belt Magazine, and MA Training; and wrote a book titled The Complete Handbook of Karate, published by Flower Productions in 1989. He was one of the original American Tang Soo Do students of Chuck Norris at the Norris Karate School in Sherman Oaks, California.
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The Karate Killers
The Karate Killers is a 1967 feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ’s third season two-part episode "The Five Daughters Affair. " The episodes were originally broadcast in the United States on March 31, 1967 and April 7, 1967 on NBC. It, as does the television series, stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. It is the sixth such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. The first four U.N.C.L.E.
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World Union of Karate-do Organizations
World Union of Karate-do Organizations (WUKO), was originally founded in 1970. The name of WUKO was abandoned in the early 1990s when WUKO and the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) were to amalgamate as the World Karate Federation (WKF). The unification did not occur and the WUKO group left to form the WKF on their own.
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International Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate-dō Federation

International Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate-dō Federation

Joey Diaz
Joey "CoCo" Diaz is a Cuban-American stand-up comedian and actor known for his recurring role as Joey on the TV series My Name is Earl, as well as in movies such as The Longest Yard and Taxi.
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World Karate Union
The World Karate Union (WKU) Hall Of Fame was established in 1996 as a means to honor martial artists for their unselfish contributions to the martial arts. While some names are more recognizable than others all are deserving of respect and acknowledgement. Nominees are selected through ballots which are sent throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, South America, Canada, the West Indies and Australia.
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Budōkan (karate)

Budōkan (karate)

List of The Karate Kid characters
The List of The Karate Kid characters are fictional characters from the films The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid, Part II, The Karate Kid, Part III, The Next Karate Kid, and The Karate Kid Remake.
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Karate at the 2009 World Games
The karate competition at the World Games 2009 took place from July 25 to July 26, at the National Sun Yat-Sen University Gymnasium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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United States Karate Association
The United States Karate Association (USKA) was the first karate organization on the mainland United States, founded by Robert Trias in 1948. The USKA became one of the largest associations of karate instructors in the nation, and through this organization Trias was also instrumental in setting up and promoting some of the first karate tournaments in the US in 1955, as well as national and world-wide competitions.
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Karate at the 2006 Asian Games
Karate competed by men and women at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Kata contested along with Kumite in seven weight classes for men and four for women. All competition took place at the Qatar Sports Club Indoor Hall on December 12 and 13.
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Courtney Pollock
Courtney Adam "Corey" Pollock (born January 31, 1975) is an American musician, best known as an original member of the Orange County band The Aquabats, in which he played guitar under the stage name of Chainsaw, the Prince of Karate (alternately Chainsaw Karate). Currently, he is the guitarist for Orange County pop punk band Supernova.
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Asian Karate Championships
The Asian Karatedo Championships are the highest level of competition for sport karate in Asia. The competition is held in a different country every two years organized by the Asian Karatedo Federation under the supervision of World Karate Federation, the largest international governing body of sport karate with over 180 member countries. It is the only karate organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and has more than fifty million members.
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Chūdan

Chūdan

Panamerican Karate Federation
The Panamerican Karate Federation (PKF) is the governing body of sport karate of about 37 countries of national karate federation in Panamerica. The PKF was founded in 1975 with original name PUKO (Panamerican Union of Karate Organization) with 13 countries founder the PUKO in Long Beach, California, USA, and in 1995 it officially change the name to Panamerican Karate Federation.
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24 Hour Karate School
24 Hour Karate School is the debut album by hip hop record producer, Ski Beatz. Originally, the album was set for a March 30, 2010 but was pushed back due to sample clearance issues. The project was then given a September 7, 2010 release date, however, was not released until September 21. Guest appearances featured consists of Curren$y, Jim Jones, Jay Electronica, Joell Ortiz, Jean Grae, Wiz Khalifa, Stalley and Camp Lo.
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Karate R. Thiagarajan
Karate R. Thiagarajan is the present president of All India Karate Federation, and under his leadership karate in India has taken a new look and the AIKF has become more inclusive. Thiagarajan is closely associated with activities relating to karate. He was the first person in India to win a black belt as a teenager (age 17). He was one of few selected from the NCC category for the 1981 Independence Day parade. Thiyagarajn, Mathiyalagan, Vilupuram Gunasekaran, E. S.
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Audio Karate
Audio Karate is a pop punk/indie rock band from Rosemead, California.
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Shotokan Karate-do International Federation
Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) is the largest shotokan karate organization in the world, with in excess of two and a half million members worldwide, in one hundred and twenty countries. The Federation was founded by Hirokazu Kanazawa in 1978, after an acrimonious split with the Japan Karate Association. One year after forming the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation there were eight branches overseas and thirty in Japan.
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Bikini Karate Babes
Bikini Karate Babes is a digitized 2D fighting game developed by Creative Edge Studios. It features an all-female cast of 19 fighters, all clad in bikinis and played by real actresses.
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Ryukyu Kempo
Ryūkyū Kempo (琉球拳法) is a generic term often used to describe all forms of karate from the Ryūkyū Islands, and more specifically to refer to the particular styles associated with Taika Seiyu Oyata and, without any form of endorsement by Oyata or his organization, with George Dillman. Oyata is credited with being the originator of the American use of the terms Ryukyu Kempo, tuite-jitsu and kyusho-jitsu.
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Shaolin Kempo Karate
Shaolin Kempo Karate (or "SKK") is a martial art style that combines the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu, the core competency of Kempo, the hard-hitting linear explosiveness of traditional Karate, as well as the power of Western Boxing and the felling and grappling arts of Jujutsu, Chin Na, and Mongolian wrestling. This system was founded and developed by Fredrick J.
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Karate at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games
The Karate competition at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games was held in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The tournament was scheduled to be held from 23–25 July at the Wilfredo Toro Field in Porta del Sol.
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Enshin Karate

Enshin Karate

Gedan
For the kenjutsu posture which is frequently shortened by kendo practitioners to "gedan", see Gedan-no-kamae. Gedan (下段), meaning roughly "lower level", is one of the three heights commonly referred to in Japanese martial arts. It refers specifically to the lower part of the body, from the belt on the karategi and below.
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Shotokan of England Karate Union
The Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU), founded in 1982 is a federation of Shotokan karate clubs in southern England, with about thirty clubs from Helston in Cornwall to Bromley in Greater London. The federation is led by Mick Dewey, 7th dan, who was a student of the late Keinosuke Enoeda.
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Karate at the 2002 Asian Games
Karate was competed by men and women at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. Kata was contested along with Kumite. There were 11 gold medals contested for this sport. All competition took place at the Yangsan College Gymnasium on October 11 and 12.
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