What kind of martial arts is Shotokan?
Shotokan is a type of karate characterized by long, deep stances in its forms (kata) and a more dynamic fighting (Kumite) element. While the deep stances of the forms aim to give students strong legs, balance and stability, the combat training offers a more fluid style of applied fighting technique.
Is Shotokan Karate a good martial art? Shotokan Karate is an excellent, time-tested method of personal development. See the article : Which martial art is most powerful?. It is a traditional Japanese Martial Art developed by master Gichin Funakoshi for self-defense.
What is Shotokan Karate known for?
Shotokan is known as a hard martial arts style (rather than soft) because it emphasizes strikes, long stances and fighting techniques. Higher belts also learn some grappling and jiu-jitsu style techniques.
Is Shotokan Karate full contact?
Kyokushin Karate is full body contact using maximum force. To see also : Is 25 too old to start working out?. On the other hand, Shotokan Karate allows strikes only on certain parts of the body, and they are weak and very limited.
Which karate is full contact? Kyokushin Karate, also known as knockdown Karate or Japanese full contact Karate, can be quite brutal. The gloves come off and there is no body protection (except groin). The idea is to simulate something closer to a real battle.