Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from fighting methods called te "hand" and Chinese Kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knees and elbow strikes, and open hand techniques.
Self Defense techniques are ones that allow individuals to protect themselves and others from harm from unarmed and armed opponents. The self defense techniques taught here are used to disable and disarm a situation with minimal force for a given situation.