Karate refers to Japanese striking martial arts, while Taekwondo is a specific Korean martial art.  Both Taekwondo and Karate are open hand (weaponless) fighting styles.  The word “karate” has appeared more commonly in western cultures and is often used as a default name for martial arts.

Both Karate and Taekwondo classes offer are positive, healthy activity with many benefits. So why do we recommend a World Taekwondo school like Akula? Taekwondo is currently the most popular martial arts in the world. Forms (poomsae), strikes, and sparring rules are standardized. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be able to find World Taekwondo peers, clubs, and schools.