Which martial art means “empty hand” in Japanese?[su_ad]
Answer: Karate literally means “empty hand”. It is also sometimes called “the way of the empty hand.” Karate is one of the most widely practiced martial art forms in the world. Modern karate developed out of martial arts forms practiced in Okinawa, an island that is now part of Japan.If karate had to be described in only one sentence, then the most suitable one may arguably be “You never attack first in karate.” This is a maxim of Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957), the Okinawan who brought karate to Japan in 1922, and who is accepted as the father of modern karate.