I know many fighters (Bas, GSP, Semmy...) with solid or even top striking praise kyokushin as one of the best TMA to train striking. I disagree. (*I have background in Goju Ryu, ATA TKD, Kyokushin and several street fights ) Based on my personal experience Kyokushin provides exelent kicks, toughness, cardio, and teaches you to punch bareknucle so you get great technique and dont fuck up your knuckles and wrists. BUT IT TURNS YOUR HEAD INTO A PUNCH MAGNET. I realized this the worst way, in the streets. because since theres no punches to the head in kyokushin you dont train head movement. You are supposed to mainly block with your elbows or forearms. Some would argue thats good training for mma because of the small gloves but to train a MA where theres no punching to the head and no training head movement isnt practical. IMO theres no reason to choose to train Kyokushin instead of Muay Thai. I would assume fighters who recommend Kyokushin and have Kyokushin experience know what im talking about. Of course maybe im missing something. Anyone with kyokushin training agrees? PD: Im not a violent person, in fact the opposite so when I include streetfights in my background its because thats when ive tested my training in "reality" and got my face broken a couple times since I didnt move my friggin head.