Karate (空手) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed partially from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands.
Old image of Master Funakoshi. He is demonstrating two variants of defends with throws techniques. Continue here for more variants…
“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants”
Today karate is practiced for self-perfection, for cultural reasons, for self-defense and as a sport (source: Wikipedia ).