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Project Name: Karate



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Karate means open hand and was originated in Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands). Now we will all learn about Karate, The History, Katas/Forms, Kihon/Basics, and more. 



  • Facts About Karate
  • Different Forms (Kata)
  • The Belts
  • Different Moves/Basics (Kihon)


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  • Site #1

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Description of Website: This site is really cool and informative. You can learn about different styles of karate, karate's history, belts, and more, by clicking a link on the left sidebar! It is very organized and has some puzzles, videos, and articles too!  
Overall Rating/Review: I think this site was very useful. Had a lot of information shown in an organized way and it is easy to navigate through. The information looks believable and worked well on my computer. I hardly saw any ads and the ads that were on the site didn't pop up or anything. I learned a lot from this website and I think it's awesome!

My rating: 9/10

This Page's Author Is: Terry Lyon  

I visited this page on: 11/09, The Date On The Page Is: Unknown,   The Date Does Not Affect The Content.


Mission/Goal/Purpose of this site:

This site's goal is to provide information about karate. http://www.all-karate.com/about/  


  • Site #2

Title Of Website: Karate.com
URL Adress: http://www.karate.com/
Description: This site has really informative articles and videos!!
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I think this was an okay site. I didn't see any ads and no ads popped out. Information

looked believable. It worked well on my computer and had a nice design.



I visited this page on: 11/16, The Date On The Page Is: Unknown,   The Date Does Not Affect The Content.

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Purpose:                                     To inform about karate: http://www.karate.com/articles


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Some Helpful Vocab When Reading Below:

Martial Art - any of the traditional forms of Oriental self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, as karate, aikido, judo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport

Karate - 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

Kata - an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art

Stance - the position or bearing of the body while standing



What is Karate?

-A martial art that originated in Japan.

-It teacher self-defense.

-"Karate" means "Empty Hand" It has been given this name due to the use of rapid hand and leg moves.

-Basic Karate:

Kata: A series of moves.

Kumite: Known as "sparring"

Kihon: This literally is basics or fundamentals in karate.

Substyles of Karate:

Different styles of Karate have developed over time. Here are some:

  • Budokan
  • Goju-ryu
  • Kenpo
  • Kyokushinkai
  • Shito-ryu
  • Shorin-ryu
  • Shotokan
  • Uechi-ryu
  • Wado-ryu

Some Moves (Kihon):



Ready Stance (Hachi-dachi) - A stance where your feet are spread about shoulder width apart.

Horse Stance (Kiba-dachi) -(See figure 3) A stance where the feet are spread about two shoulder widths apart with the knees bent.

^^Figure 3: Horse Stance^^

Front Stance (Zenkutsu-dachi) - A stance where one foot is back and the other is forward. The front knee is bent over the toe as shown in Figure 1.

              ^^Figure 1: Front Stance^^


Back Stance (Kokutsu-dachi) -(See Figure 2:) A stance where a foot is in front and one in back. The back leg is bent.

^^Figure 2: A Back Stance^^



Rising Block: A block where one arm is raised over the head and the elbow bends so that the forearm is protecting the head.

Inward Block: A block where the hand is raised to an ear on the same side, and the hand is then quickly moved inward to a position in front of the body.

Knife-Hand Block: (See Figure 6) A block usually associated with the back stance. An open hand reaches to the ear and comes down in front of the body(It may sometimes be considered as an attack).

^^Figure 6: Knife Hand Block^^


Downward Block: (See Figure 4) A block where the hand is moved down to a position above the legs (explaining the name "downward block).

^^Figure 4: Downward Block (btw kia got all freaked out because he was headless so let's just say i fixed that =) )^^



Front Punch: (See Figure 5) An attack where the fist moves from the side of the belt to the front of the body.

^^Figure 5: Front Punch^^

Front-Snap Kick: (See Figure 7) A kick to the front that quickly snaps back.

^^Figure 7: Front Snap Kick^^

Roundhouse Kick: (See Figure 8) A kick that comes around from the side.

^^Figure 8: Roundhouse Kick^^


Some Katas

Basic Facts:

What the heck is Kata?? Well, kata is a sequence of karate moves.

Different Katas(from lowest to highest):

-Heian 1-5: (first set of kata)

  • Heian Shodon
  • Heian Nidan
  • Heian Sandan
  • Heian Yondon
  • Heian Godan

-Tekki 1-3

  • Tekki Shodon
  • Tekki Nidan
  • Tekki Sandan

The Belts:

Basic Facts:

The belt system is a way to show skill level in Karate.

They are moved forward in kyu which also means ranks.

Belt Colors:

Not all belt systems are the same. There are different colors and different stages for each belt.

Almost all systems start out with a white belt and work their way to a black belt.


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Comments (36)

Clare said

at 7:17 am on Sep 23, 2009

i really like your simpson icon, megs. it looks alot like you. -carrots

Meghann said

at 1:45 pm on Sep 23, 2009

Thanks a lot clare but I think the real me looks better ;] (that's suppose to be like a winking type thing)


Mrs. D said

at 7:11 pm on Sep 23, 2009

Nice work. Can't wait to see more!!

Emilie said

at 11:53 am on Sep 28, 2009

You have a lot on there all ready!!! Good Job!!! LUV IT!!! your image chef is SaWEET!!!

Meghann said

at 11:58 am on Sep 28, 2009

Thanks ^10th power! (lol) Thanks a lot again. Image Chef was Fun.


Alex said

at 12:02 pm on Sep 28, 2009

the pic next to your simpson looks a little funny 8)

Alex said

at 12:04 pm on Sep 28, 2009

p.s. becaue of buldging eyes

Alex said

at 12:04 pm on Sep 28, 2009

opps wrong spelling :(

Meghann said

at 12:06 pm on Sep 28, 2009

Yeah you're right alex, but as i said earlier...the real me looks wwwaaayyyy better haha. ;]


Nate said

at 12:09 pm on Sep 28, 2009

Nice job Meghann

Meghann said

at 4:02 pm on Sep 29, 2009

Thanks Nate!

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 6:47 pm on Sep 29, 2009

I think you page is coming along very nicely (I am the teacher from some of the other students on this site).

Aaron said

at 11:59 am on Oct 5, 2009

Wow, lots of stuff already! Your serious about this! Oh, and awesome subject!

Meghann said

at 12:02 pm on Oct 5, 2009

Thank you Ms. Jackie. =]

Kia said

at 12:06 pm on Oct 5, 2009

love your page! your so far ahead! i;m jealous.

Meghann said

at 12:07 pm on Oct 5, 2009

Thanks to the 10th power Aaron!

Meghann said

at 12:08 pm on Oct 5, 2009

Ahhh every time i type a comment there's another comment!!

Anyway Thanks to the 10th Power everybody!!

Clare said

at 12:12 pm on Oct 5, 2009

You're so far along! Your page looks really nice, Megs... My computer's too slow to work at home! - carrots

Meghann said

at 6:15 pm on Oct 6, 2009

Thanks clare!

Hey guys look at my new Voki haha. (Thanks kia for suggesting that I put that song on here)!

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 11:46 am on Oct 7, 2009

LOL - Kung-Fu fighting!

Meghann said

at 8:55 pm on Oct 21, 2009

Yup, Kung Fu Fighting. A classic.

Oh and I added one of those Glogster things to make the page look pretty (*cough* *cough* amazing *cough*)!

Kia said

at 11:43 am on Oct 26, 2009

omigosh!!!! i did not know that karate means open hand

Alex said

at 11:50 am on Oct 26, 2009

really funny voki :) i almost fell out of my seat laughing

Meghann said

at 12:02 pm on Oct 26, 2009

THanK YoU Everybody!

Nate said

at 4:17 pm on Oct 26, 2009

You have a BAZILLION comments on your page!

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 6:20 pm on Oct 28, 2009

I continue to be impressed with your page.

Meghann said

at 8:39 pm on Nov 2, 2009

Hehe thank you Ms. Jackie. Oh and you too Nate.

Clare said

at 1:15 pm on Nov 9, 2009

omg! you have so much stuff on your page! :) i cant work on my page from home... :( oh well its awesum. carrots

Aaron said

at 7:47 pm on Nov 17, 2009

Hey meghann, im about to upload the picture of the karate shirt, so heads up

Aaron said

at 7:47 pm on Nov 17, 2009

o and never in my life would i see clare using the phrase: OMG

Kia said

at 7:57 pm on Nov 17, 2009

MEGS!!! this is sooo awesome...but the pic of the headless karate dude scares me a bit (no offense)

Meghann said

at 8:22 pm on Nov 17, 2009

Thanks guys. Oh ok Aaron sweet!

Meghann said

at 8:26 pm on Nov 17, 2009

Finally Done *whew*

btw:I couldn't find the picture aaron. I probably missed it or something. I'll just ask you tomorrow.

Meghann said

at 8:34 pm on Nov 17, 2009

Oh and kia i fixed the headless dude. =)

Nate said

at 12:49 pm on Nov 23, 2009

so much info, it's making my brain hurt!

Meghann said

at 12:53 pm on Nov 23, 2009

Lol Nate. It's not really that much info

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