Asim Hanif (AsimHanif) wrote:
Reza K - I recently had a discussion with someone who noted that all karate kata begin (inherently) defensive. I personally couldn't think of a kata (Washin-ryu & Goju ryu)to contradict that statement. But I wouldn't say that the goal of karate is to protect the attacker.
Asim, every budo is meant to be defensive, but offensive techniques sometimes might triggered human's primal instict of fighting, in which without proper teaching from capable teacher can cloud the true purpose of budo.