Karate is known as Shuto Uchi and originated on Japan island Okinawa. The first form of karate originated 500 years ago. Influenced by both China and Japan, karate has been evolving martial art. The first karate master, Funakoshi Gichin, born in 1868, dedicated his whole life to spreading karate teachings across Japan.
Karate became one of the famous martial arts that were added in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It uses both punches and kicks. In tournaments, equal points are given to kicks and punches.