Loc: West Yorkshire, England
Quote: There is Chinese Karate ya know.
Quote: How??? kara te means empty hand in japanese?
originally it meant chinese hand and the meaning was later changed because the japanese and chinese basically hate each other. and i beleive the original occupants of japan were chinese so any art they practised was kung fu. so any japanese art we practise now is a different style of kung fu with different principles.
i'm not 100% sure about this so correct me if i'm wrong there. thanks.
I prefer the open hand meaning to the chinese hand meaning. to me if you try living life with open hands, see what it changes in you're life.
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