Traditional karate is one of the most efficient self-defense systems. The basis of karate is formed by simple basic techniques that are internalized automatically and are quickly retrievable under extreme psychological pressure. Women have a realistic chance with Traditional Karate even against physically superior opponents.
However, Traditional Karate is much more than self-defense:
“Karate is a holistic training for body and mind. It incorporates a higher philosophy, hundreds of years of tradition, a code of honor, and many health, energy, and even spiritual aspects of a traditional martial art.”