Following up on our previous post, Utilizing Karate for Stand-Up Fighting, we bring you Lyoto Machida’s personal instructional DVD set, “Karate For MMA”. Download them off YouTube with a third party add-on in your browser such as AntVideo or use KeepVid.com to grab them while you still can! (It looks as if there’s a Part 4 of this DVD set, but it’s currently not uploaded on YouTube, but we will update this post if we find it!)
As a bonus we’ll throw in these infamous clips on YouTube of just how effective and accurate Lyoto Machida’s Shotokan Karate can be:
He first parries the incoming front kick, causing his opponent to go off balance as he goes for the classic Karate fake punch + thigh sweep combo and ends the round finishing the punch on the ground.
Here he already has scored with the first front kick + punch combo, but since the refs don’t see it land clean enough, Machida immediately foot sweeps and finishes his opponent on the ground again.
Don’t underestimate traditional martial arts (when done right)!