Utilizing Karate in Stand-Up Fighting (with videos)

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dynasty MMA

This article is sort of a sequel to the one featured earlier in this blog, Utilizing Taekwondo in Stand-Up Fighting. I will not reiterate my points about Traditional Martial Arts vs. Modern Martial Arts, you may re-read the previous article for a refresher. I will however breakdown the Karate techniques utilized in a world class competitive environment, ie. the Ultimate Fighting Championships, and mainly the only man who is able to make use of such techniques in former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida.

I will breakdown the most important moves that the rest of the MMA / new school fans unaccustomed to Karate will find “elusive” and “weird”.
1. The Stance
2. The Karate Straight Punch
3. Modifications for MMA

Before we begin we must look into the origins of the style of Karate, as it matters why its techniques came to be what it is today (you’ll…

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