karate in the street why not ? why do people say karate wouldnt be effective in a real fight ? it gets you phisical fit fast and strong. it provideds good kicks and punches also locks and throws and other self defence moves. people say there are no rules in the street ? that also helps the karate practitioner as he can make use of everything he knows even the knees, elbow strikes, eye gouges or groin strikes. if an untrained person can do what they want in a street fight what stops a karate guy or girl using what they know about karate and anything else they know to win the fight. i know alot of people who study karate who would lash most people in a street fight without even breaking a sweat and theve done it before when the need arised. anyone else think this or is it just me ?