The latest edition of “Karate Dossier” examines the popularity of karate, with the author questioning the validity of the sport and suggesting that people who train in it are the best.
“Do you know how many times I’ve had to change out of kara-battles because of the way they are worn?
How many times have I had to wear a karate karate shirt and a karate pants, and I’m the one who can’t keep my karate fight?” he said.”
I’m not asking you to choose between karate and fighting, but I am asking you which is better?”
The report comes as the world grapples with the threat of global pandemic, and the growing popularity of martial arts.
It also raises questions over the ethics of karasutra, a traditional martial art which was developed in Japan in the mid-1800s, and which was banned in China after it became an alternative to the karate style of self-defense.