Karate... that's funny !

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Hazuki Ryo, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Hazuki Ryo

    Hazuki Ryo Green Belt

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    Always been a karate advocate here. Even if it's not the most effective MA on its own, i think it's a great tool when practising mixed martial arts.
     
  2. Sid Arthur

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    no one made it work until they did.
     
  3. Dead Kennedy

    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    It's nice to see different techniques being used. The more the merrier. If it works it works.
     
  4. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Agreed. If a Karate dude is able to stuff TD's and avoid grappling they can do pretty well in MMA.
     
  5. sherbrosrule

    sherbrosrule Booty meat is really neat. Banned

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    Karate is really made for lanky fighters, I doubt a shorter man would be as effective. Thompson has the right body and athleticism to make it work.
     
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    B0ZZ Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Like I said striking is making a come back. They learned good tdd now they own. The tide always shifts
     
  7. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Machida isn't lanky.
     
  8. SirKratos

    SirKratos Silver Belt

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    Karate is awesome
     
  9. Bad Karate

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    War Karate!!!!!
     
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  11. Lanshire

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    Elements of karate have always worked. Which is actually impressive considering the judges have always favored wrestling where a TD, a couple minutes of wall n stall or lay and pray basically wins the round despite the striker winning the standup.
     
  12. NinjaNiK

    NinjaNiK Алфа Краљица Platinum Member

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    Ha! I actually thought of that Ellenberger quote right after last night's fight. Ellenberger was so smug when he said it too.
     
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    Imo part of why Karate and TKD are working these days, is that so many fighters are used to muay thai and defending against MT attacks, that the different timing of karate and TKD strikes throws them off a lot. It's easy to get good MT training partners, harder to get good karate training partners.
     

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