Karate is an unarmed combat system using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practiced as a sport. It was formalized in Okinawa in the 17th century and popularized via Japan after about 1920. Karate is performed barefoot in loose padded clothing, with a colored belt indicating the level of skill, and involves mental as well as physical training.
Karate has many benefits for people of all ages, especially kids. Children who take Karate can help them learn to handle bullying, teaches healthy fitness habits, encourages discipline to help develop good study habits, and teaches kids respect and non-violent conflict resolution. Karate emphasize a positive atmosphere with all the benefits of martial arts including stress reduction, physical fitness, confidence, focus, discipline, and self-defense.