Karate is not simply a martial art it is a fighting method which involves a variety of techniques including blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, and joint manipulations. Karate teaches you to use different parts of your body to protect yourself.
Karate teaches you to draw from your internal energy to give greater power to the movement. Karate is a martial art that focuses greatly on control. In addition Karate can burn fat, build muscle tone and improve aerobic strenth and stamina.
Karate classes are available in most local areas. A local sports centre should know the venue of a local Karate class.