My name is Max, I'm new to this forum and I wanted to get people's thoughts on something. Karate is designed for self defence against an untrained opponent, I think we can all agree on that. Given the availability of Martial Arts training in modern days is Karate enough to be confident in your self defence skills? I was also wondering if people think that modern weapons such as flick knives, mean that Karate is a less effective form of self defence?
Please understand that I am not a troll. Karate is a great martial art with a lot to offer and is very effective against the opponents it was intended to be used against. Namely, untrained 'criminals and ruffians' as i believe one of the Old Masters described it.
Thanks for your thoughs.