Wonderboy ain't all that karate

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    That flippy floppy stuff with dancing around ain't no karate.

    That ain't, it's just some american variation of it. That doesn't represent Karate at all

    I say this, because I like Karate a lot. I don't practice it, and I don't know too much about it perhaps, but I know that that shit ain't karate that jumping around wailing and flipping if it resembles anything, that resembles much more ITF taekwondo, much much more so than Karate, which probably was influenced quite a bit by Karate, which in turn may have been influenced by the influx of Chinese martial arts, and on and on.

    Thought of course there are lots of different karates in existence, and one can perhaps trace their history back to the original karate whether by land or sea, but in no way shape or form does that represent Karate, in my opinion.

    It's akin to pointing to a rapper and say that they represent the art of poetry very well, because they use literary devices like rhymes and etc, and perhaps at the root of the rap, or any art really, if you trace it back in time enough, perhaps you will find something common the type of which still exist in much same version as it did back in time, but it doesn't mean the other version is a good representative of it.

    GSP destroys Wonderboy even if he's blind, and if someone out of those two represents karate better, it would be GSP, not Wonderboy.
     
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    LyotoMacheetah Banned Banned

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    I practiced Shorin-Ryu Karate. My style was very similar to the way he fights.
     
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    So it took about 30 minutes to start getting the Wonderboy hate threads. Neat.
     
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  5. Bearknuckle

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    He's using rex kwon do
     
  6. JustOnce

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    Probably in North America
     
  7. Guestx

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    Thompson comes from a sport karate background, rather than a traditional karate background. He also has been influenced by American Kenpo.

    It's true that what he does is not the same as traditional Japanese/Okinawan karate, but like you say, they are different styles. It's basically a modern, sport form of traditional karate. In any case, it's very different from something like boxing or MT.
     
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  8. JustOnce

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    IT is as different from karate as it is from kickboxing or muaythai
     
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    His stance, the way he controls distance, the way he throws his kicks...all very much karate. Why is it difficult for people to accept that TMA can be applied to MMA? Sure, he's adopted the strengths he feels are most applicable. But that does not change it's origin.
     
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  10. JustOnce

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    kickboxing would be more similar to karate than Thompson's style would be and hell that shit looks much similar to Taekwondo ITF than Karate, so unless someone wants to start arguing that Taekwondo fighters can start representing Karate as well, I don't know if we should be quick to associating Thompson with ANY kind of Karate,
     
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    Just a classic line here
     
  12. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    since when his stance is anything like Karate, like you making shit up now as you go
     
  13. JustOnce

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    His kick don't look like Karate either, that looks much more like ITF taekwondo
     
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    Bro, he threw a punch, he's a boxer
     
  15. JustOnce

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    Thing is at the end of the day, Thompson's style is pretty much the style you see in those wierd american kickboxing things that they put which Raymond Daniels and that other black guy from Bellator succesfully competed in, I think
     
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    Chuck Norris praised his Karate.
     
  17. Bearknuckle

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    It looks more like iska or wka kicks.
     
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    Kickboxing, at least in America, started out being called "full-contact karate" so I'm not really sure what you're getting at.
     
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    Thompson himself says his background is karate and teaches kids. I guess he's been wrong all his life. You tell em soldier.
     
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    You know nothing of which you talk about, even stated in your first post. I come from a TKD background and have often preferred this stance because of it's options. It's not the only stance, but it is one that is learned. Still going to question me?
     
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