• Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

    7 days ago - By SportsTravel

    At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it's a lifetime sport,” said Phil Hampel , CEO of USA Karate , which counts 3,200 members. “It adjusts and adapts.”
    There's plenty of evidence of the sport's adaptability, both in the United States and abroad. Karate will step into the global spotlight at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. In the United States, organizers are adjusting their planning strategies to make events more family-friendly. And a new U.S.-based professional...
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