" Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. "
Mahatma Gandhi

 

The Orientation of a Martial Art is congruent with the outcome that the Martial Artist seeks in practicing the Martial Art.  It is the goal or aim of the Martial Artist or the utility that the Martial Artist gains from the Martial Art.

In the case of Karate-do, there are 2 equally significant goals that the Martial Art offers.  One practitioner may seek an effective means of self-defence, whilst another may pursue glory or prestige in competition.

 

Shaolin Kung Fu
Chángquán
Shuai Jiao
Shorinji Kempo
Tang Soo Do
Taekkyeon
Subak
Lathi Khela
Taijiquan
Health, Spiritual
Adithada
Self-defence
Hap Ki Do
Self-defence
Jūjutsu
Self-defence
Jeet Kune Do
Self-defence
Krav Maga
Self-defence
Arnis (Kali/ Eskrima)
Self-defence
Silat
Self-defence
Sambo
Self-defence
Wing Chun Kuen
Self-defence
Ying Quan
Self-defence
Ninjutsu
Self-defence
Silambam
Self-defence
Pehlwani
Self-defence
Gatka
Self-defence
Nguni Stick Fighting
Self-defence
Fānziquán
Self-defence
Piguaquan
Self-defence
Tahtib
Self-defence
Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu
Self-defence
Bafaquan
Self-defence
Bajiquan
Self-defence
Bak Mei
Self-defence
Kyusho Jitsu
Self-defence
Vovinam
Self-defence
Kajukenbo
Self-defence
Systema
Self-defence
Bartitsu
Self-defence
Soo Bahk Do
Self-defence
Taidō
Self-defence, Health
Kalaripayattu
Self-defence, Health, Spiritual
Hung Ga Kuen
Self-defence, Health, Spiritual
Aikido
Self-defence, Spiritual
Baguazhang
Self-defence, Spiritual
Capoeira
Spiritual
Kendo
Spiritual
Engolo
Spiritual
Istunka
Spiritual
Kyūdō
Spiritual
Iaido
Spiritual
Taekwondo
Sport
Nuba Fighting
Sport
Luta Livre
Sport
Vale Tudo
Sport
Sumo
Sport
Pankration
Sport
Boxing
Sport, Self-defence
Muay Thai
Sport, Self-defence
Judo
Sport, Self-defence
Karate Do
Sport, Self-defence
Kickboxing
Sport, Self-defence
Wrestling
Sport, Self-defence
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Sport, Self-defence
Sanda
Sport, Self-defence
Dambe
Sport, Self-defence
Savate
Sport, Self-defence
Lethwei
Sport, Self-defence
Moraingy
Sport, Spiritual
Huka-Huka
Sport, Spiritual
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