Under: karate, martial arts, Self-defense
4 Jan 2015

3 Responses to “What is Karate; Sport, Dancing, Fighting, Self-Defense?”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    Okay, I’ll give you that karate is fighting, but…

    for me, that learning to fight gave me self-confidence, fitness, focus, and a presence that is always with me in daily life. I had no idea when I first started the path looking for self-defense that it would become so central in my life.

    Going to train now, thank you, Sensei :-)

  2. Mark Says:

    I agree that part of karate is fighting, but I hope parents and kids don’t get the wrong idea that even self-defense can be fighting. Self-defense prevents fighting, and I’m not just talking about blocks that you use in sparring (fighting). I’m talking about the self-defense that comes from the intangibles in karate: discipline, respect, increased self-esteem, confidence etc. All of these skills improve your self defense even if it doesn’t seem like it. Having more self-esteem can help avoid fights, for example. This article describes more mental benefits of karate: http://www.sandovalkarate.net/mental-benefits-karate/

    Interesting article, but as a karate junkie, I don’t want people to think that all we want to do is fight.

  3. Ryan @ AZhomedefense Says:

    Today everyone must learn self-defense and especially for girls. In addition, they are also showing interest in learning it. Many people use guns for their self-defense.