[QUOTE]Originally posted by Tsuji:
I practice Shotokan karate, and I believe it to be my favorite of the systems I've tried so far. Those who are trained in this style use strong dynamics, low stances, aggressive technique, and the famous Kiai. Shotokan emphasizes the use of the Ki in an explosive manner so as to "Kill with one blow" and therefore is very dangerous, so control of strikes is greatly stressed. This is why there is no "full contact" sparring in Shotokan, because it would be too dangerous. Instead, Karateka are taught during sparring to stop their strikes somewhere around 3 centimeters from the target, or one Sun (pronounced 'soon').[/QUOTE]
I also train in Shotokan karate, i am a black belt and i agree with this statement, i have tried tae kwon do, boxing, kenpo karate and i feel that shotokan was the best fitting for me.