Karate is a martial art and system of self-defense which originated in Okinawa, an island south of mainland Japan, during the 1600s. The roots of karate stem from even older systems, imported from China. Karate-do literally translated from the Japanese language is the way of the empty hand. Karate-do is an empty-handed art of self-defense in which the hands and legs of the exponent are trained in techniques whereby even surprise attacks can be warded off by the karate practitioner with his bare hands as if using actual weapons.
The Japan Karate Association
The Japan Karate Association The mission of the JKA — which has its headquarters in Japan but has members spanning over 100 countries — is the promotion of karate and its benefits and values throughout the world.
JKA Singapore is dedicated to the teaching and promotion of authentic JKA karate in Singapore.