“Karate” is one of the famous Japanese martial art.
“Karate” was spreaded all over Japan around the early showa period(1926～1989).
“Karate” means “empty hands”, and the feature of skill is stinking, kicking and defending. “Karate” is not only pursue the strength but also mental strength and courtesy is important.
There is also sparring match in “Karate”. In the match, you must stop just short of the opponent using jabbing, punching, and kicking.
But there is other school which adopt full-contact style.
The ranks is expressed by the colour of the belt.
Beginners are wear white belt, it means the state of no colouring and people with a rank of dan wear black belt it means they show the continued practice until the belt become pitch black