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Joe's attacker tucked his chin into his shoulder, fighter style, and moved in throwing off the effects of the karate blows.

Before the native turned, the American's hand lashed out in a karate blow which stunned the other.

WORD ORIGIN

1955, Japanese, literally "empty hand, bare hand," from kara "empty" + te "hand." A devotee is a karateka.

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martial art

nouncombat technique
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