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The "kara" of karate means "to render oneself empty". Master Gichin Funakoshi, the "Father of Japanese Shotokan Karate", wrote, "The student of karate-do must render his mind empty of selfishness and wickedness in an effort to react appropriately toward anything he may encounter". Karate's roots go back to the Shao Lin and other ancient fighting arts of China, where physical training methods were used to build the endurance and strength required to carry out the rigid discipli...

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