There are many styles of Karate practiced throughout the world today, all of which descended in some way from a small group of Okinawan systems of self protection and physical development. This website is devoted to Practical Karate: the applied use of Karate techniques for the purpose of effective self protection, along with analyses of training methods and combative principles in support of this aim.
This site hopes to act as a hub for students searching for books, articles and ideas in the following fields:
effective technique applications and kata bunkai
combat psychology and physiology
Practical Karate is an approach to training and techniques that transcends all styles. It is available to anyone, regardless of their training background. This site promotes the use of certain training methods and technique applications for the purpose of self protection, but that is not the only purpose of karate in the world today, which is why there is no intention to promote any one Karate style or association over another.