The Best KARATE Style for Self-Defense (上地流)
By Jesse Enkamp on
The original purpose of Karate was self-defense. That's how the martial art developed on the island of Okinawa.
But modern Karate styles, particularly the ones from mainland Japan, are increasingly focused on character development and competition. Because you don't need reality based training to win an Olympic medal in kata or kumite!
That's why the best Karate style for self protection is traditional and practical.