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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wrong view of Karate

Many people here believe that karate is only about counterpunching, but its not. There are aggressive guys and there are counterpunches. Machida is a counterpunchers, but there are aggressive karate fighters too. I just wanted to clarify that.


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there are agressive and passive karate forms as well. Machida is a shotokan and i thought an okinawan student as well. Both of which are supposed to be the more offensive style of karate. interesting, then, that machida is largely a counterpuncher. I think the biggest advantage his karate studies offer him is the strength and power of his strikes- which is mostly the point of Karate: to disable you opponent in as few strikes as possible.
I like seeing more classically trained martial artists in the octagon. I think a lot of people underestimate the traditional MAs. Its good to see guys like machida and cung le that are making the traditional MAs fit the MMA mold.

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