KARATE * THE EMPERORS * STATESIDE 565 * UK
The beginning of karate is believed to have its
with a man named Bodhiharma. Fourteen hundred years ago, he traveled to the
, to give a lecture on his religion to the monks. Bodhiharma felt the soul and
body were inseparable. Thus, the need for good physical conditioning. There
was a mini vogue for karate songs around the mid 1960s - predating the bigger Kung
Fu craze in the mid 1970s - two other karate songs were: Chubby
Checker's Karate Monkey and Jerry-O's Karate Boogaloo.
Karate is an energetic and fast paced dance number that was originally
released on Mala 543 in the US, it was the groups debut, they had two more
releases on Mala then one on Brunswick.
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