Karate blackbelts in MMA

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  1. AusTosh

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    yeah i hear ya but two completely different styles of kicks my man. just that vast majority of mma fighters train/trained in a more muay thai style than kyokushin/karate or dutch kickboxing imo
     
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    true, but GSP is a kyokushin blackbelt.
     
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    haha yeah, i practice it myself man, hence couldn't help adding my 2cents! apologies for the confusion, I was implying my previous message more or less in regard to your message before the one I quoted.


    "I rarely see karate/tkd front leg roundhouses without the switch in mma."
     
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    thats awesome,man. Personally I'm too much of a pussy to do KK. I would love to be able to do those awesome close range headkicks they pull off.
     
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    I had de-pussyfied myself by going to KK class twice. ;) It was pretty cool actually, didn't get KOd by a headkick nor had my liver broken. :D Srsly, they were very cool and inviting, though the training got brutal at times.
     
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  6. Jimmy Jazz

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    lol its not the fighting that I'm a sissy about. Its all the crazy conditioning they do. I don't want to do 200 knuckle pushups and jump squat till I puke.
     
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    Ohhh... well, I actually enjoyed that. :D

    But then again I am the crazy fitness maniac who is currently pushing for pull-up bars to be installed in my corporate office. :D

    I was more worried about the body conditioning - all the stomach beating especially. :p This kinda shit:



    Dude's getting the living crap beaten outta him! And he's only an orange belt FFS! :eek:
     
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    NEW FIGHTER ADDED !!!

    NAME: Alex Chambers
    COUNTRY: Australia
    STYLE: unknown
    RANK: Black belt (3rd dan)
    RECORD: 5-4
    WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Chambers

    Chambers started learning karate when she was a child. By the time she was in university, she held a 3rd dan in karate and was competing on an international stage. She's also a trained astrophysicist from Sydney who's become the first female fighter from Australia to be signed by the UFC.

     
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    Watch the recent TKO win of Karate blackbelt Paul Felder (15-3).
    Note the "kiai" on every elbow.

     
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    Matt Mitrione andvances further in Bellator's HW tournament! Why do I mention this? Well, you probably don't know but Matt is a Shotokan Karate blackbelt.

    Yeah, I was surprised as well. :p
     
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    Kyokushin needs to be renamed as bang harder

    Old man Mas would embrace that new rebranding
     
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    Just-Bang-Bro-Jutsu - the JBBJ to counter BJJ.
     
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    JBBJ = jacking bare blow j
     
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    Why do you fixate so much on Karate? Aren't you a judoka?
     
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    I've trained Judo in the past and enjoyed it very much but wouldn't go as far as to call myself a Judoka. Shotokan Karate was my first martial art and is still my base but over time I've become fascinated by all Karate styles, its history and philosophy.

    The idea to create a list of Karateka in MMA came to me in 2012 and I've been working on it ever since.
     
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    Is Katsunori Kikuno on the list? He started in judo and was pretty good and then got into Kyokushin. Hes a ton of fun to watch. That full nelson/neck crank think he almost decapitated Eddie Alvarez with was pretty brutal. Too bad he was released from the UFC.

    Oops.
    I didn't realize the entire list is on page 1.
     
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    Check out Josh Barnett's protégé Shohei Yamamoto. Hes active in MMA and training at CSW. I believe he won some kind of kyokushin world championships not long ago. Very intriguing prospect.
     

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