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Welcome to the ultimate Karate Quiz!

Are you prepared to test your knowledge of this ancient martial art and prove that you’re a true karate master?

We’ve crafted challenging questions that will put your karate expertise to the test.

Simply tally up your correct answers and check our result table to see your performance.

So, tie your belt, assume your stance, and let’s find out if you can deliver a winning strike with your karate trivia skills!

Table of Contents

1. In which country did Karate originate?

  • A) China
  • B) Japan
  • C) Korea

2. What does the word “Karate” mean?

  • A) Empty Hand
  • B) Iron Fist
  • C) Powerful Kick

3. What is the name of the traditional white Karate uniform?

  • A) Dojo
  • B) Hakama
  • C) Gi

4. Which of the following is NOT a Karate belt color?

  • A) Purple
  • B) Orange
  • C) Silver

5. How many Heian Kata are there in Shotokan Karate?

  • A) 2
  • B) 5
  • C) 10

6. What is the meaning of the term “Kumite”?

  • A) Sparring
  • B) Forms
  • C) Stances

7. Which of these is NOT one of the four main branches of Karate-Do?

  • A) Shitoryu
  • B) Shotokan
  • C) Taekwondo

8. What does the term “Kata” mean in Karate?

  • A) Fighting techniques
  • B) Preset kicks and punches
  • C) Formal exercises or forms

9. Who is considered as the father of modern-day Karate?

  • A) Mas Oyama
  • B) Gichin Funakoshi
  • C) Morihei Ueshiba

10. What is the term used for a Karate school or training hall?

  • A) Gi
  • B) Obi
  • C) Dojo

11. What is the official sport organization that governs Karate internationally?

  • A) WKF (World Karate Federation)
  • B) IOC (International Olympic Committee)
  • C) ITKF (International Traditional Karate Federation)

12. Which of these techniques is a punching technique in Karate?

  • A) Gedan Barai
  • B) Oi Zuki
  • C) Mae Geri

13. What is the term used for a Karate instructor?

  • A) Sensei
  • B) Sempai
  • C) Shihan

14. Which of these Karate styles focuses primarily on speed and agility?

  • A) Goju-Ryu
  • B) Wado-Ryu
  • C) Kyokushin

15. In which of these movies does the main character learn Karate as a means of self-defense?

  • A) Enter the Dragon
  • B) The Karate Kid
  • C) Bloodsport

16. What is the purpose of “Kihon” in Karate training?

  • A) Meditation
  • B) Basic techniques development
  • C) Team building

17. Which of the following is a striking technique using the knee in Karate?

  • A) Mawashi Geri
  • B) Hiza Geri
  • C) Ushiro Geri

18. What is the name of the traditional bow used before and after Karate practice?

  • A) Osu
  • B) Rei
  • C) Kiai

19. In which year did Karate become an official Olympic sport?

  • A) 2016
  • B) 2020
  • C) 2024

20. What is the main purpose of the loud shout or “Kiai” in Karate?

  • A) To distract the opponent
  • B) To apply power and focus
  • C) To signal the end of a technique

21. What is the term for a front kick in Karate?

  • A) Mawashi Geri
  • B) Yoko Geri
  • C) Mae Geri

22. What is the highest attainable rank in most Karate systems?

  • A) 5th Dan
  • B) 10th Dan
  • C) 12th Dan

23. Which part of the foot is typically used when performing a roundhouse kick (Mawashi Geri) in Karate?

  • A) Ball of the foot
  • B) Heel
  • C) Instep

24. Which of these is a basic Karate blocking technique?

  • A) Soto Uke
  • B) Gyaku Zuki
  • C) Shuto Uchi

25. Which martial art heavily influenced the development of Karate?

  • A) Kung Fu
  • B) Muay Thai
  • C) Taekwondo

26. How many training sessions per week are typically recommended for a beginner in Karate?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2-3
  • C) 4-5

27. Which part of the hand is used for a Karate chop or Shuto Uchi?

  • A) Fist
  • B) Palm heel
  • C) Knife edge (side) of the hand

28. Which of the following stances is commonly used in Karate?

  • A) Zenkutsu Dachi
  • B) Hanmi
  • C) Neko Ashi Dachi

29. What is the term for a Karate practitioner?

  • A) Shodan
  • B) Karateka
  • C) Budoka

30. In Karate, how is one’s progress in skill and knowledge usually acknowledged?

  • A) Medal
  • B) Belt ranking system
  • C) Certificate

31. Which of these is a form of Karate sparring focused on one step techniques?

  • A) Jiyu Kumite
  • B) Ippon Kumite
  • C) Sanbon Kumite

32. What are the two main components of traditional Karate training?

  • A) Kihon and Kata
  • B) Kata and Kumite
  • C) Kihon and Kumite

33. In Karate, what is the term used for a counter-attack?

  • A) Sen
  • B) Go
  • C) Tai Sabaki


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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