Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Empire of Japan annexed the Ryukyu kingdom in 1879. Karate came to mainland Japan in the early 20t century during a time of migration as Ryukyuans, especially from Okinawa, looked for work in the main islands of Japan.
The martial arts movies of the 1960s and 1970s served to greatly increase the popularity of martial arts around the world, and English-speakers began to use the word Karate in a generic way to refer to all striking-based Asian martial arts.
It is an ancient martial art indigenous to Kerala, but is know and practiced throughout the globe today. The exact time of its origin however cannot be fixed with any sense of certainty. Some argue that in its crudest form, kalarippayattu was a means by which the earliest inhabitants of this wooded and mountainous terrain hunted wild animals. Kalaripayattu was taught virtually in every village in Kerala because there is frequent mention of great masters who supervised the activities of a hundred and eight Kalaris or training centres/arenas , and there are numerous allusions to house names like “Kalaripparambu” and “Kalariyullathil” that openly point to the connection with this martial art.
Zumba is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance. It was founded by Comombian dancer and choreographer Beto Perez in 2001, It currently has 200,000 locations, with 15 million people taking classes weekly, and is located in 180 countries. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba fitness.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aim to control and still the mind, recognizing a detached witness-consciousness untouched by the mind and mundane suffering. The term “yoga” in the western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha Yoga and a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique, consisting largely of asanas, which differs from traditional yoga, which focusses on meditation and release from worldy attachments.