Kyokushin karate vs. Kung Fu fight from 1975 – someone goes DOWN
In this classic style vs. style match from the 1975 Kyokushin World Championship, we see what happens when a Kung Fu stylist takes on a Kyokushin karate practitioner and it doesn’t last very long at all before someone goes down and appears to be quite hurt as well.
According to the video description,
This video shows a fight between Kyokushin fighter Jōkō Ninomiya (Grand Master of Enshin Karate) and C. M. Wong. The fight took place in 1975 as a demonstration fight before the Kyokushin World Championship.
Now, although traditional martial arts aren’t near as effective as more ‘modern’ arts (relatively speaking) like BJJ, MMA, or Muay Thai, some styles are certainly more effective than others.
Kyokushin karate, for instance, like we see in the video below, is perhaps the most effective traditional martial art I’d reckon. This is due to its emphasis on sparring and competition which, in my opinion, is lacking in the vast majority of traditional arts.
Kung Fu (usually an umbrella term for Chinese martial arts), which we also see in the video below, is one of the lesser effective TMAs (traditional martial arts) I’d reckon, unfortunately. Though, it certainly tends to have the best movies for some reason.
Though this style versus style fight in the video below doesn’t last very long, we still see that the Kyokushin practitioner appears to be much more skilled than the Kung Fu guy, which really should come as no surprise.
The Kung Fu guy doesn’t look like he has much fighting experience and simply charges at his opponent throwing strike after strike with not much technique, power, or thought behind it.
However, we see that the Kyokushin practitioner stays very calm and is wary of the distance and tries to keep the fight at kicking-range where he does land a few nice kicks.
Check out the above video to see the brutal blow which promptly ends this one-sided contest in devastating fashion.