Where is karate from?

Japan
China
Ryukyu Kingdom
Taiwan
Karate de­vel­oped from the in­dige­nous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japane­se) under the in­flu­ence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an in­de­pen­dent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.

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China
Ryukyu Kingdom
Taiwan
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flagItaly
15%
23%
53%
7%
13
flagGermany
38%
12%
32%
18%
50
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
20%
31%
8%
69
flagthe United States
37%
25%
30%
5%
59
flagFrance
50%
20%
30%
0%
10
flagUkraine
50%
14%
28%
7%
14
flagthe Netherlands
40%
33%
26%
0%
15
flagPoland
49%
20%
22%
8%
3273
flagRussia
36%
40%
16%
4%
25
flagUnknown
67%
18%
8%
5%
312

Gender

men16%
women19%
Japan
57%
50%
China
19%
23%
Ryukyu Kingdom
16%
19%
Taiwan
5%
6%

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