Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, Karate or Kung Fu?

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  1. DanMMAleague

    DanMMAleague Purple Belt

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    Which one of these old school arts is the best for modern MMA.

    Tae Kwon Do - Notable practitioner Anthony Pettis, Anderson Silva, Marco Ruas you could say anyone who used a wheel kick has done some tae kwon. One of Mcgregors coaches at SBG is a tae kwon do guy.

    Capoeira - Marco Ruas and some big KO’s on regional shows.

    Karate - Notable practitioners GSP, Kikuno and Machida, Wonderboy, Michelle Waterson

    Kung Fu - Roy Nelson, Cung Le
     
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  2. Sapp

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    Karate, as long as its not the mcdojo variant.
     
  3. tasticles

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    Karate. Everyone else is more an exception to the rule. Most karate will get you fucked up in mma too but it can be modified with good fundamentals
     
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    Karate by a mile.

    GSP, Wonderboy, Machida all have a Karate base.
     
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    Imagine the possibilities.
     
  6. cyrusthevyrus

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    Between those 4? (otherwise i would say muay thai), i assume karate.

    for kung fu - you forgot Cung Le

    however, fighters use a mix of techniques from all martial arts
     
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    Roy Nelson is always introduced as a Kung Fu fighter.
     
  8. EXOICHO

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    Karate is the most historically successful compared to the others as a base.

    GSP, Machida bros, Waterson, gunnar nelson, etc.
     
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    Karate and TKD. Capoeira and Kung Fu are more on the arts side of “martial arts” rather than actually trying to inflict as much damage to someone
     
  10. The Blob

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    TKD kicks mixed with Muay Thai defense can be deadly. Karate is the most solid foundation but TKD guys can be really special in MMA if they become well-rounded. Just look at Anderson Silva, his first martial art was taekwondo.
     
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  11. DrunkMonkMeth

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    Non mcdojo karate or itf taekwondo never do the wtf taekwondo its pussy made
     
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    Marco Ruas was a TKD black belt and Capoeira "Mestre"
     
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    TKD with boxing is probably one of the best combination for striking.
     
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    Thread needs Capoeira ko gif..

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    Irresponsible Dad Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Karate. As explained in an indepth analysis by an 11 year old who knows more than you:
     
  16. Goon Dog

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    Karate or TKD, if you train properly. Leave out the katas, bricks, boards and any technique you can't perform inside a small closet (we used to say phone booth in the old days, but most kids wouldn't know that that was, lol) and spar against a live, resisting opponent.
     
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    If someone. Was holding a gun to my had i guess id train kyukushin karate or sanda who was created to defeat muay thai.stole pretty much everything and added sidekick spam and wrestling takedowns
     
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    Zabit = Kung fu
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  19. whougonnacall

    whougonnacall Silver Belt

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    Tkd and karate are basicaly 2 sides of the same coin
     
  20. cyrusthevyrus

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    though, he never used capoeira in his fights
     

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