Isn’t Karate for fighting?

Shotokai Karate-do, CHILE

Isn’t Karate-do a fighting art?

Sadly this is the image mass media together with unscrupulous “masters” have given Karate-do around the world.
Since it’s origin Karate-do has always been an art for personal development and secondarily as a self-defence method. O-sensei (the creator of Karate-do) said and insisted “There doesn’t exist an offensive attitude in Karate” or “there is no first attack in Karate-do”, this does not require further explanation.