There many(to the power of 1000) types (which we call styles) of karate.
Without more emphasis on the details, just know that I do Shotokan Karate. What this means for you is that if you are here to learn about the katas and traditional techniques, you will learn of the 26 shotokan katas and the shotokan way of doing kihon (traditional techniques.
There are only 2 types of Karate combat.
Well, there are way more than two, but they mainly divide in two types. The first one is full-contact combat, which is popularly associated to Kyokushin Karate. If you read the above paragraph, you’ll remember that I do Shotokan Karate, which means I practice the other form of combat, which is point-sparring.
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