Self Defense

Karate is the ultimate system of unarmed self defense. Karate specializes in strikes such as punching, kicking, chopping, clawing, and gouging techniques. Karate also includes locking, choking, pinning, and throwing techniques which are used in cases where grappling with an opponent is more practical than striking. New students at the Kosho School of Karate learn realistic and practical methods to defend against common attacks such as a punch or kick, grabs such as chokes and headlocks, while advanced students practice against more serious situations such as attacks by an armed assailant.

Sensei James McLain demonstrates a defense against a choke with Tom Awad Sr at a seminar held at the Kosho School of Karate in the 1980s.