Karate – Translated as “Way of the Empty Hand”

Karate in the Bahamas goes back for at least two generations. Wikipedia gives a description of Karate as a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called te , literally “hand”; Tii in Okinawan) and Chinese kenpō.  Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.[3] A karate practitioner is called a karateka

Two of the most common styles of Karate in the Bahamas are GoJu Karate and Shotokan Karate. There are multiple schools located throughout the island of New Providence.

3 thoughts on “Karate

  1. Respected sir,
    1st time in INDIA “National Karate Federation Of India” has organised “NKFI World Open Karate Championship-2013” at Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA)on date 24th to 26th December 2013.
    For same NKFI kind request you to participate with your “Country Karate Team” kindly send your mail for the Invitation, visit http://www.nkfindia.com

    Hope you will except our invitation and make the championship grand success.

    Thanking you

    Yours in KARATE

    Shihan : Raju Thapa
    Gen. Secy. & Tech. Director : NKFI

  2. My 12yo son needs to develop self confidence. Id like to get him involved in martial arts. We live in nassau. To be frank we stay away from the hood and hood minded people. Can anyone recommend a program in nassau located far from the hood? Thx, respect

    1. Brandon Wilkinson, its hard to know what and where you consider ‘the hood’ I for one consider the whole of New providence the hood. Can you give me more specific information where you may be afraid to take your son and i can suggest schools.

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