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Karate in MMA

My sons and I like to watch MMA on cable television. One thing we have noticed...

Not that many fighters say that they have a Karate background, and those who do, usually lose. The best fighters tend to have backgrounds in Ju Jitsu/grappling and boxing.

I am not saying that Karate is not an excellent martial art. I do believe that Karate is not designed for sport or fighting -- it is designed for self-defense.

The rules of MMA favor competitors who excel at knock outs and submissions. You don't win by escaping.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin