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For Street Self-Defense, There Is No Better Martial Art Than Shotokan Karate

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Gichin Funakoshi created shotokan karate as an art of self-defense, not a means of sporting competition. Five black belts explain why it works so well both physically and mentally.
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Posted in Shotokan.

Shotokan Karate Stylist Lyoto Machida: MMA’s Black Swan

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

The current light-heavyweight king of the mixed martial arts is Lyoto Machida, a dyed-in-the-wool shotokan karate stylist. Sure, he’s also a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, but when he’s on his feet and knocking people out, he’s mostly using shotokan karate techniques. Watching him take apart top fighters with his shotokan skills is definitely satisfying for
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Karate, Lyoto Machida, MMA Fighters, Mixed Martial Arts, Shotokan, Traditional Martial Artists, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Western Martial Arts History.