Martial arts challenge match goes a little too far

Friday, December 02, 2016

Generally speaking, a trained martial artist is usually going to possess a significant advantage over an untrained opponent.

Of course, some martial arts are not going to be as effective as others. Many traditional martial arts for example tend to be slightly outdated when compared to more recent arts. Karate though for instance despite being a traditional art can actually be quite effective especially styles like kyokushin which emphasizes hard training and sparring.

In this YouTube video we see a karate practitioner mop the floor (quite literally in this case) with a larger opponent. Though we do see some holes in the karate fighter’s game as he appears to be a fish out of water on the ground. Karate of course is a striking art with very limited grappling techniques taught usually.


Despite the lack of grappling know-how the karate fighter dominates the fight on the feet which is why it is strange as to why he keeps slamming his outmatched opponent down to the ground.

Though the karate fighter does end up getting the big finish from the slam so perhaps he knows what he is doing after all. However it is definitely not cool when he continues to pound on his unconscious opponent afterwards as it shows his lack of discipline, honor, respect and sportsmanship which are integral parts of traditional martial arts like karate.


Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital-point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka. [Source: Wiki]

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