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Old 04-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Both have their place, karate will give you a good solid foundation and understanding of striking & balance. Kickboxing is just a solid art to learn in general. Somewhere along the line you will need a grappling/wrestling style art such as BJJ/Judo to help you undertand the MMA style and compete if that is what your ultimate goal is. Good luck with whatever you decide to choose.
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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why do I seldom here about karate as a style among ufc fighters or even pride fighters?
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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why do I seldom here about karate as a style among ufc fighters or even pride fighters?
Because there are soo many types of karate. Plus n the early UFC's the karate dudes got their asses handed to them so everyone thinks it won't work. I'm sure fighters have done some form of karate for balance and discipline purposes.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Im sorry but karate deserves no place in the world of mixed martial arts ask any fighter they'll tell you.
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Depands wich karate, Kyokuchin is an amazing karate that i think could beat kickboxing, but some karate's are not very good for striking in mma. I think in general KickBoxing is better then karate.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im sorry but karate deserves no place in the world of mixed martial arts ask any fighter they'll tell you.
In that case, make sure you don't ask George St. Pierre or Bas Rutten. They seem to be completely deluded about how Karate is of actual use in MMA.

Excuse the sarcasm...
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I'm having the same problem bro i can't find anywhere to train that offers a wide range of arts to train in. I find myself better than a lot of the trianers in my gym, and i can afford to move out of state to further extend my teaching.

But as for you i'd go with kickboxing it's better than nothing. If you can find a gym that does mma classes that could be good as well
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GSP
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all have used Karate as a main part of their MMA before.

It also depends on what style of karate(alot of crappy but some are good) and how you use it.
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GSP
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all have used Karate as a main part of their MMA before.

It also depends on what style of karate(alot of crappy but some are good) and how you use it.
You forgot Lyoto Machida he's gone udefeated with Shotokan Karate!!!!!
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Im sorry but karate deserves no place in the world of mixed martial arts ask any fighter they'll tell you.
Karate deserves no place in MMA? You realize that North American kickboxing is based on karate right? K1 was started by a Kyokushin karate master. GSP, Bas Rutten, Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida... and plenty of others that don't advertise it but clearly use it. Karate contains more striking techniques than Muay Thai and Taekwondo combined. Punches, kicks, knees, elbows, stances, transitions, combinations... no art has better footwork, period. Machida and GSP use their footwork to dominate standup and use their stances to defend takedowns. Many UFC fighters aren't directly karateka however they almost all use some karate... I've trained with Kenny Florian personally and his standup is supposedly Muay Thai... but first hand I can say a lot of it is actually from Karate. Karate teaches more than just strikes; but blocks, stances, footwork, timing, distancing, accuracy, power, speed, proper bio-mechanics and leverage... it is very well rounded, very technical, and very brutal... and anyone who thinks it is some chump art has not trained at a decent school or just has never trained in it at all. I have a black belt in Goju-Ryu and now I train kickboxing... I was put into the advanced program immediately because my power, accuracy, speed, footwork and everything else were all superb. Kickboxing is better for endurance and stamina... but Karate is better if you want a true technical mastery of striking which is well rounded. Karate will also teach counter-striking better than any other martial art... which is important because it is very difficult to move in on a skilled counter striker.
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