Karate is following the same sport path as has Taekwondo, but there are still many traditional karate schools around. A school may teach more than one martial art, but a blended martial art is just that; it is nothing in particular, just a mixture of many things. A blended martial art claims to use the best of each art, but instead, it loses the true meaning of each art. Football, basketball, and baseball all have teams that throw a ball, but no one tries to take their best aspects and blend them into another game.
Good luck in finding a new school. Since you have not been in the martial arts very long, you will not have much of a problem fitting into any new art or school. Just choose the art, instructor, and organization carefully. If you stay in the martial arts for years, you will be committing a lot to time, effort, and money to the endeavor, so, if at some point you become displeased with your art or instructor, changing will be an even more difficult decision. Choosing a martial art and instructor, are similar to choosing a spouse—you had better make a good choice for you will be together a lot for many years.
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