Vitor Belfort earns blue belt, in Karate

by Erik Engelhart | source: tatame.com
 

Vitor Belfort earns Karate blue belt

 Last Saturday, TATAME.com went to Kobukan gym, in Rio de Janeiro, to watch a historical moment in the martial arts history. In Master Tanaka’s academy, Vitor Belfort was graduated for the first time in the Karate, art that he started training in last few months for the fight against Rich Franklin. The UFC fighter received the belt from his coach, the black belt Vinício Antony.

“The idea with this blue belt is bring Vitor to the martial art context, where he’ll have to grow. Besides the status he has in MMA, he’s just a beginner here, but he’s virtuous and learns very easily, develops what he learns very fast and has a lot of fights, what will make his way to the black belt shorter”, commented Vinício.

Vitor took the class normally like all the athletes in the gym and, after the training, he earned the blue belt and commented the conquest to TATAME.com. “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”, commented the new Karate blue belt.

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weldon site profile image  

10/10/09 12:58 PM by weldon

awesome

AnthonyBrancato site profile image  

10/10/09 5:27 AM by AnthonyBrancato

And he'll "earn" a black-and-blue belt at the hands of Anderson Silva.

Li Mu Bai site profile image  

10/9/09 9:52 PM by Li Mu Bai

He already said its shotokan.

Phil Cornelius site profile image  

10/6/09 12:41 PM by Phil Cornelius

Since he mentioned it Brian when are those DVDS coming out how much longer do we the ppl have to wait for the whole set?!?!?!

Phil Cornelius site profile image  

10/6/09 12:41 PM by Phil Cornelius

Since he mentioned it Brian when are those DVDS coming out how much longer do we the ppl have to wait for the whole set?!?!?!

FERA BRABA site profile image  

10/5/09 2:27 PM by FERA BRABA

 I think it's very cool that Vitor is learning something new.  Good for him.  Looks like it's Kyokushin, huh?  

K-Dub-  

10/5/09 2:24 PM by K-Dub-"T"

lol.  

Brian Rule site profile image  

10/5/09 12:38 PM by Brian Rule

LMAO jujubre :)

Thomas Hamilton site profile image  

10/5/09 12:34 PM by Thomas Hamilton

 That's cool. LOL @ people getting upset that he is doing something outside the box. Don't worry your jiu jitsu is till good ok.

Xad site profile image  

10/5/09 12:28 PM by Xad

lol, i thought that too!



 

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