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UFC 170: Thompson vs. Whittaker Prognostication

Welterweight karate kid Stephen Thompson looks to continue his winning ways at UFC 170 against TUF alumni Robert Whittaker. Will Whittaker spoil the fun in believing Thompson has yet to reach even half his potential?

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Karate Striking: The Kyokushin Approach. Part 1

Promoted from the FanPosts by Nate Wilcox. Welcome, one and all, to a series dedicated of everyone's favorite full-contact Karate style, Kyokushin. Throughout the ensuing articles , I will try to...

UFC 143: Undefeated Stephen Thompson Hopes To Make Case For Karate In MMA

Stephen Thompson is undefeated after 62 fights but Saturday he'll make his debut at UFC 143.

Vitor Belfort Brings In Karate Master to Prepare for UFC 126 Bout Against Anderson Silva

Vitor Belfort believes that his Shotokan Karate skills will play a huge part on his UFC 126 title bout against Anderson Silva. Joining his camp is Jayme Sandall, a South American Karate champ, and one of the top Shotokan practitioners in the world.

TATAME visits Lyoto Machida while he trains for his upcoming fight with Quinton Jackson

TATAME visits Lyoto Machida while he trains for his upcoming fight with Quinton Jackson

Lyoto Machida fighting a regional karate championship, in Brazil (Amazon), 2005.

Lyoto Machida fighting a regional karate championship, in Brazil (Amazon), 2005.

Vitor Belfort Earns Karate Blue Belt from Vinício Antony: "It’s a very important acquisition to m...

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Vitor Belfort Earns Karate Blue Belt from Vinício Antony: "It’s a very important acquisition to me. We need to have a base in everything we do in life, so I’m creating my base and I’m having a lot of fun. I’m very happy to learn a new martial art and I’m very satisfied to meet Master Tanaka, a legend in this sport" HT: Tatame

Vitor Belfort's Secret Skill: Shotokan Karate "I trained karate in 2001... People have a lot of...

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Vitor Belfort's Secret Skill: Shotokan Karate "I trained karate in 2001... People have a lot of respect for boxing and wrestling, but I’ve always had the vision of bringing things that are not being used in the sport, like I did with boxing. After that, I contacted Lyoto. We trained together a couple of times in Rio de Janeiro, and I felt his timing was from karate, so I started to get interested in karate again. Of course, I made some adaptations, as I combined karate with my boxing game. I’m adding a couple of nice things from Shotokan to my game." "It keeps you relaxed all the time. You never show what you are going to do; you always do what the opponent doesn’t expect. I should say that karate is the art of hit and not getting hit." "Today, I’m pretty much focused on my karate training, but I’m also training my muay Thai and boxing with Shawn Tompkins, who is an amazing trainer. Today, I should say that karate is the basis of my stand-up fighting, together with boxing." HT: Sherdog

Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Shogun Rua Promise a Battle of Styles at UFC 104

Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Shogun Rua Promise a Battle of Styles at UFC 104

Shawn Tompkins Has Some Decent Ideas About Lyoto Machida

Xtreme Couture striking coach Shawn Tompkins plans on learning the timing of Lyoto Machida by bringing in top Las Vegas karate fighters to practice with.

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