Is Vitor Belfort still into Karate or was just a trend from Machida Era?

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  1. Charlitos1988

    Charlitos1988 Purple Belt

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    Remeber when Vitor was training in karate?

    Is he still training karate?
     
  2. psw003

    psw003 White Belt

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    Rogan said he's throwing more kicks because of a series of hand injuries. I would expect that to continue cause he probably still doesn't like breaking his hands.
     
  3. Nihilism

    Nihilism Brown Belt

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    He trained karate before the Machida era.
     
  4. BringPrideBack

    BringPrideBack Orange Belt

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    Wheel kicks.
    Deadly roundhouses.
    I'd say so.

    Joe Rogan said Joe Silva put it best. "It's like Vitor downloaded a tae kwon doe black belt."
     
  5. ZellJr

    ZellJr Blue Belt

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    If you can't see the heavy karate influence in his style there's no hope for you. And no I'm not talking about kicks. Very little of karate involves kicks.
     
  6. ZellJr

    ZellJr Blue Belt

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    Tae kwon do isn't karate
     
  7. Taric

    Taric Gold Belt

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    Correct. Trained with a guy named Vinicius Antony for a long time.
     
  8. ultraninjastar

    ultraninjastar Supreme Overlord

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    I took lessons from "Black Tiger Karate" in the 1980s and they taught Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo. That being said you are right but a kick is a kick, Tae Kwon Do and Karate share some of the same techniques.
     
  9. BringPrideBack

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    Did I fucking say it was, bitch?
    TKD is all kicks, Vitor has pretty much been throwing all kicks. That's why he said that. I didn't say it.
    Karate however, is also highly kick oriented, so I'm semi-rationalizing that statement with his cross training in another martial art.
    Don't be a dick next time.
     
  10. bushidoman

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    Everyone knows that Vitor only trains UFC now.
     
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    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Simmer down, Brah!

    Btw, TKD isn't "all kicks". Technically, it's 70/30.
     
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  13. BringPrideBack

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    Idk, I took TKD as a kid and we threw some punches, but they were bullshit ass punches.
     
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    tasticles Red Belt

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    Heavy influence? Most of the fights i've seen involve him bum rushing someone with boxing style punches and beating them senseless followed by ground and pound or a choke. I don't see the heavy karate. Now GSP yes i could clearly see his background in it.
     
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    Haha glad to be of service..









    brah :wink:
     
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    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Agreed.

    They're heavily used in forms, though. I mainly threw them when I was tired during sparring, lol.
     
  17. Kafir-kun

    Kafir-kun not-so-grand mufti of Sherdog

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    I love Joe Silva's one liners. My favorite was for a fight a while back, Jason Black vs Thiago Tavares iirc, where Black had a bad weight cut. According to Rogan Silva said he looked like "Abraham Lincoln with rabies".
    So then karate kid tell us what karate techniques and tendencies you see in Vitor? Genuine question here cause I don't jack shit about karate.
     
  18. knuckleroll**

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    That's a pretty douchey response
     
  19. Post Crisis

    Post Crisis Professional Shit-poster

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    His straight blast is karate.
     
  20. FictionIsReal

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    nah he's training tapout now and after that he'll probably go back and try to earn his affliction black belt.
     

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