Karate is Self-Defense is a guide for students who are beginning their journey down a challenging and rewarding path. This book contains over 350 photographs displaying technique in an easy to follow format. Karate is more than just physical technique; it is a way of life. It is a way of thinking about the safety of you and your loved ones. Karate develops a mindset that will help you overcome obstacles and achieve goals. The habits and mindset developed in karate, apply to all aspects of life, including practical application for real world situations. This book will cover a brief history of martial arts with a focus on Japanese karate, non-fighting aspects of self-protection, responsibilities when dealing with a physical conflict and the aftermath, as well as physical techniques and drills that can aid in training for physical defense.