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Karate There are many types of karate, but they all emphasize striking techniques over grappling. There are no weapons, though some may be taught at higher levels. There are two major components to the training of karate, kumite (sparring) and kata. Kata is a series of movements that are used to practice certain techniques. The movements are those that might be used either defensively or offensively in a fight situation.

Where to try it: Nihon Karate Kyokai Association 4-248-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi. Tel 092-641-2624Kokusai Karatedo Enshinkaikan 3-37-1-306;     Nishinagazumi, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi. Tel 092- 541-3332.