Answer: All Karate-Do techniques are applicable for self-defense. Karate-Do contains techniques of striking, kicking, blocking, as well as throws and grappling. As you practice you will learn techniques of defense and, when necessary, offense. Currently, there is a trend within MMA to recognize the contributions of traditional martial arts. Many of the fighters that people see on television began their training in traditional martial arts and continue to do so. Often, many of the flashy techniques spectators see are based in the basic skills of karate practice.