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    Quote Originally Posted by 1point2 View Post
    baby_cart, you might find this thread of similar Japanese martial arts philosophy interesting. I encourage you to add these Motobu quotes to that thread.

    Considering that Okinawan karate competition at that time had completely devolved from the feudal-Japanese approach of dojo challenges to, well, kata dance-offs, I would not be surprised that they sent politician-extraordinaire Funakoshi as a representative, nor do I disbelieve that Motobu (well-known to pick street fights and accept challenge matches) kicked Funakoshi's sorry kata-loving, kumite-hating butt without breaking a sweat.
    Nice! Thanks for the great read! Good to read about budoka who walks and not just talks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMunchh View Post
    I'd say that's precisely because Shotokan was promoted as sport karate, it became more widespread and its practioners engaged in sport matches, so Shotokan was better suited for transition to the sport of kickboxing.
    Kyokushin was the karate style that kickboxing came out of in Japan.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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    Conversely, the fact that Motubu was able to throw Funakoshi with kote-gaeshi could be construed as evidence of Funakoshi's overwhelming mediocrity.
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patfromlogan View Post
    Kyokushin was the karate style that kickboxing came out of in Japan.
    Hmm...I had thought that because Funakoshi promoted Shotokan as a martial sport it led to Japanese kickboxing, but you're right -- it actually came from Kyokushin and MuyThai. I learn something new every day around here.

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