Most present day Kung Fu originates from the martial arts developed by Buddhist monks in the Shaolin monastery over the course of the past 1500 years.However, other martial arts practices existed in China dating as far back as 3000 years ago!
in sort, karate is a kungfu(work) style of the shaolin temple thus very specific.From there it appeared in Okinawa, a Japanese Island.Gi with patches representing the style students practice or school (dojo) they practice in, Barefooted, and colored cotton belt (depending on their skill level.As martial art, kung fu can be traced to the Zhou dynasty (1111–255 bc) and even earlier.As exercise it was practiced by the Daoists in the 5th century B. Some of the main organizations are: European Kyokushin Karate Organization, World Seido Karate Organization, USA national karate DO Federation, Japan karate federation, International karate association, All India Budokan Karate Federation.The karate students are wearing white (with black belts) and seem to have an upper hand. It is a matter of individual skill rather than the martial art itself. kungfu just means a "a man with substancial training or work" , hence it encompasses tens of thousands of style of martial arts, thus it includes karate also.
Example, a karateka went to china say 300 years ago, he would be considered a kungfu man.
The color of the belt varies, depending on the rank. Most uniforms have tops with Chinese style buttons, unlike the overlapping tied-up fronts of a karategi.
As opposed to the consistent white karategi, Kung fu uniforms come mostly in fabrics like satin in a variety of bright colors.
Due to the nature of Karate training which emphasizes striking, kicking and a limited range of standing throws, the karategi has evolved so as to maximizes mobility and speed.
Most quality karategi are cut from a light canvas-like cloth which will stand up to a considerable amount of abuse without restricting the mobility.
Kungfu connoisseur at the time would know the karateka 's movements resemble to a form of kata practiced in Shiaolin temple in China-thus people would say the man's kungfu has some leanage.