Is karate chinese or japanese?
Karate originated on the island of Okinawa. While that is now a part of Japan, they were influenced by China and the martial art includes some techniques from Chinese Kung Fu.
At first glance, Karate might be considered a Japanese martial art, but the word literally means "China hand" and find its origins in Southern China, within two martial traditions: Shaolin and White Crane Kung-Fu.
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