Had a guest teacher last night at karate. It is interesting to see the different approach other teachers take. My teacher is more toward the traditional side, and she does not get too into the defensive part of Karate. We do mostly kata and drills.
The guest did more comments about using Karate to defend yourself, and his drills were aimed at that aspect of things. . .
My original school was Shotokan, and that teacher was almost totally centered on how to use what you learn to defend yourself. The school had stared off as a woman's defense class so you could see where that came from.
Anyway. . . . found it interesting to think over