A practical aspect of studying a martial art, as to learn the ability to defend oneself, or someone else. Karate being foremost a martial art,
it teaches people efficient methods of warding off attacks, and disabling an attacker. As such, the acquiring of the skill alone assists in giving
people the self-confidence they need to deal with dangerous situations more effectively.
The Curtin University Karate Club has given a number of demonstrations and short courses to famiiliarise people with concepts of self-defence,
and to impress on people that simply changing one's response to a situation can already make a difference to the outcome.
The demonstrations have included scenario's of someone being attacked by one or more persons, or by an attacker armed with a knife.
The short courses include basic exercises, such as freeing oneself from the grip of an attacker, or to push of an attacker who has pinned
you to the ground.
|Concentration and focus demonstrated in a Sai Kata competition|