Muay Thai vs Karate fight. (why its not fair to compare)

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    Jul 25, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    The problem to me is Muay Thai fighters generally train for full contact sparring and with exception for kyokushin many karate practitioners are more likely to be exposed to point sparring contact (tournaments), depending whether its full or point contact the other style is most likely to win (of course it comes down to fighters as well but im basically talking about home court advantage)

    this fight was definitely one sided but I will say that the karate guy had HEART!!!!!!!!!

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    Jul 25, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    I agree. you should never compare styles like that. both as sports and martial arts they train with different purpose and goals.
    it's like having Usain Bolt run against a horse, a track cyclist or whatever. it may be entertaining for a moment, but ultimately it serves no purpose.

    In the japanese modern martial arts (budo), the main purpose is personal development; training body and mind to develop healthy moral citizens who are useful to society.
    (that's generally what the founders of modern budo would say anyway)
    I'm pretty sure that becoming a badass fighter and asserting yourself by beating practitioners from other styles, is not part of that philosophy.
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    well you're right about kyokushin kai; that's my style. we're trained to kill. my teacher's teacher was Master Oyama himself, the man that fought 50 bulls and killed 5 of them instantly. we fight full contact no pads no gloves. what i took from that was: i fear no one. i don't fear most animals either.
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:21 AM GMT
    Muay Thai is an impressive Martial Art. Karate has been turned into a Tournament sport rather than an art/self defense. I trained in Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu Ninpo and found the self defense techniques much more brutal than anything Karate teaches. We develop the skills and techniques to disable attackers. A few dangerous techniques can break bones.

    I would place my bets on a Muay Thai fighter any day over Karate.
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    Velociraptor saidwell you're right about kyokushin kai; that's my style. we're trained to kill. my teacher's teacher was Master Oyama himself, the man that fought 50 bulls and killed 5 of them instantly. we fight full contact no pads no gloves. what i took from that was: i fear no one. i don't fear most animals either.


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    What I take from this is: you are unusually gullible. Seriously, if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you. You fear no one? You should fear yourself and your own lack of judgment.
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    Jul 25, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    I am normally exposed to point sparring tournaments but i'm lucky that my sensei strongly emphasize full contact sparring

    Perhaps if the kid did have some full contact experience and was able to understand how to throw combos and most importantly defend against those combos he would have had a better shot