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13 Oct 2023, 4:39 pm

I remember when I was younger some of my friends were telling me that karate is useless in a real fight.

Is that true? I managed to reach a black belt when I did karate classes


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13 Oct 2023, 6:26 pm

It's not useless, although better self-defence systems exist.

Generally speaking, most combat sports aren't ideal for self-defence because they have restrictions on where and how to strike, as well as they tend to focus on not ending the fight immediately.

Self-defence ideally should focus much more on ending fights as quickly as possible.

Watching liberals try to solve societal problems without a systemic critique/class consciousness is like watching someone in the dark try to flip on the light switch, but they keep turning on the garbage disposal instead.