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According to the Wikipedia, “Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage.”

The sports of martial art and karate have been around for centuries. There has always been a notion that the sports originated from Eastern Asia but actually this combat sport goes back to Europe from the 1550s. Strengthening this theory is the fact that the term “Martial” is derived from Latin and is an ode to Mars, the Roman God of War.

Such nuggets of information on sports with focus on martial art and karate can be had at our blog site http://www.okinawankaratedoacademy.com. In fact there may are a number of other similar sites that deal with our niche but our unique treatment of the subjects make our site stand out from the rest. For one, we do not simply give updates on the various competitions being held around the world and the results. We go into great detail on these subjects so that readers get a total overview of martial arts of which karate is an important component.

A snap shot of our site will better explain what http://www.okinawankaratedoacademy.com  is really all about. We provide news, updates and information on these two sports as well as the origins of the sports and their many facets. For example, the general notion is that these are combat sports whether armed or unarmed. But few know that martial art is health and spiritual oriented too with medicinal treatments, meditation being important components. Blogs on these topics are of great interest to visitors to our site.

Finally, our writers are all well conversant with martial arts and few have even actively participated in the sport at international levels. Visit our site once and you will surely keep coming back for more.