Karate has grown to be one of the most well known kinds of martial arts in the world. We could just theorize as to the reason why but probably because it possesses all the elements of a great martial art. It is good for your physical fitness, you have the opportunity to take part in competitions if you elect to and it provides you with self defense skills that may protect you and your loved ones. Karate which is Japanese for empty hand fuses kicks, punches and strikes in an all-round system that can be learned by men, women and young children. In reality it is a great martial art for all the family to become involved in. In case you are wanting to know what would be involved in the average Karate class, this article will give you a basic introduction.