1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker's body with the hands, elbows, knees, or feet.Compare judo, jujitsu.
2. a sport based on this method of self-defense.
"kicks can be karate."
"fathers can be karate."
"enthusiasts can be karate."
"coaches can be karate."
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