I'm not new to the martial arts by any means, but I'm thinking of takeing a shotokan karate class, I'm not sure if I need to do this or just want to do this. I've been takeing a hybrid Karate class for about a year and a half now, I've learned a lot about striking technique and gained some self-defense skills and I don't intend on quitting my current club. I moved about thirty minutes away from where my home gym is located and last week I discovered there is a shotokan club here in town and from what I can see their doing Gracie combative s as well. What will practicing a traditional MA give me. Hope to hear from experienced tma's, thank you.