A modern combat sport and traditional martial art originating in Japan in which two competitors attempt to figuratively incapacitate their opponent without striking one other in practice. Points are scored with punches and kicks, in circular or linear attacks, aimed at the head, neck, chest, abdomen, back, and side . The levels of practitioners are identified by the colour of their belts. Beginners wear a white belt, then yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, and, finally, black. Practitioners wear a white uniform called a karate gi.