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Is wonderboy the best Karate based Kickboxer in the UFC history?

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  1. Ogata

    Ogata Silver Belt

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    I am a big fan of karate style kickboxing despite the fact that everyone else hates it because of the PKA ruleset. I for one always admired their flexibility and their ability to jump high and throw beautiful spinning strikes. Be it back fist, hook kicks or even sweeps and switch kicks. Also the footwork is active and if done well, it makes the practitioner an effective fighter with their mobility.

    Also a big fan of Don Wilson and Benny the jet.

    Oddly enough, American or western kickboxing is extremely rare in America and Canada now a days, I only know one guy who teaches it privately while everyone else is teaching Thai kickboxing. The only person I know who represents this style is Josh Thompson and another old school guy I made a thread in Paul Taylor.

    Just to clarify, its not the same as Machida, the uniform of karate kickboxers tend to be long pants with stripes and sometimes they have a black belt strapped to their waist.



     
  2. aerius

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    No, because Valentina Shevchenko used to compete in shiny pants kickboxing.

     
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    Stephen Thompson:
     
  4. MeatWagon06

    MeatWagon06 Fear the Pfister

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    You mean Wonder Boy Thompson
     
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    It's a Sherdog pet peeves of mine when people refer to fighters by their first name.

    Josh?

    Who the fuck are you talking about? I've got to read a wall of text to find out what this goddamn thread is about?????
     
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    He's talking about James Wonderboy Thompson
     
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    Josh Barnett?? Josh Koscheck??
     
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    Machida drinks urine.
     
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    TITS I hate midgets. Platinum Member

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    Everyone here knows JOSH you fucking casual!

    You know, it's fucking Josh, the OP's drinking buddy. He doesn't need a last name.
     
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    This is the first time I've ever associated a Josh with kickboxing. Feels strange.
     
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    Josh who? Fuck man.
     
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    Confusing Josh Thompson with Wonderboy?
     
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    I'm not watching your goddamn Youtube Videos.
     
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    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    TS be talking bout Josh “WonderPunk” Thompson
     
  15. POWER2

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    the guy who lost 6 out of his last 10 fights? LOL
     
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    Fake ass Josh Hartnett
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    NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    Josh Barnett Thomson Koscheck -- the NCAA D-1 karate champion
     
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    What in the hell is going on in here?
     
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    I didn't know Josh Thomson knew karate
     
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