- Aug 1, 2004
- Reaction score
- Winnipeg MB
Technically karate isn't a martial art. Martial means war like/used in war, that sort of thing. Karate was never developed for the battlefield, it was developed for civilian self protection from criminal violence.
By that logic pretty much everything people think of when they hear "Martial arts" doesn't count. From now on whenever someone asks which martial art they should train in its a choice of army, navy or air force first.