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Traditional Karate History
Traditional Karate-do is a part of Budo, the Japanese martial art system. It is defined as a weaponless self-defense art against a single or multiple opponents using punching, striking, blocking, kicking and shifting techniques. The technical focus of training is the development of Todome-waza, the "finishing blow". This concept is based on the notion that a competent practitioner can deliver a single blow (mental or physical) that instantly terminates an assailant's intent to harm. However, the ultimate aim of Budo study is to develop one's character as well as fighting skills to altogether evade and/or avoid violent encounters... Continued