List of Major & Minor Karate Styles
This section looks at the multitude of Karate styles. Over the years, Karate has divided into many different sub-styles as students split from their masters, families developed their own unique styles, sensei added techniques and/or concepts from other martial arts or geographical regions, etc.
Click on the Karate styles below to learn more about their kata, techniques, history, etc. If you are looking for information on other martial arts (i.e. BJJ, Krav Maga or Aikido), please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Martial Arts Styles section.
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Most Popular – Best known and/or styles with the largest number of schools.
Major & Minor Styles – Click on individual styles below in order to learn more about that Karate system.
- Chidokwon Karate
- Enshin Karate
- Go Kan Ryu
- Ryukyukan Karate
- Seido Juku
- Shidokan Karate
- Shindo Jinen-Ryu
- Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan
Karate Styles – Shotokan (Founder – Gichin Funakoshi)