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    Karate styles unite!

    Because i do Enshin, as i look at how different non "knockdown" styles i.e. shotokan, do not do knockdown style tournaments at all. After kyokushins inception i would think that other styles would follow in suite because of its popularity( over 10,000 dojos worldwide i think heres the website that has the number i dont feel like skimming through it for the number http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyokushin)

    anyways, why dont any other karate styles do what seems like the only way to do "it".

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    He's trying to tell me something, I just know it.
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    because your ideas on what is actually popular is way the **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    because your ideas on what is actually popular is way the **** off.
    kyokushin is the number one karate style in the world in terms of numbers of dojos and people doing it so im not way the **** off at all imo.

    not to mention the various offshoots of it have many dojos scattered throughout.

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    pirate jon what is your style ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axelton
    kyokushin is the number one karate style in the world in terms of numbers of dojos and people doing it so im not way the **** off at all imo.
    A single mcdojo chain has four times as many dojos in my city as all the local Kyokushin dojos combined. That's only part of the reason I don't bother defending Karate on here.
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    There isn't one Kyokushin school in Long Island. There is one Enshin school, and one Seido school here that's it. But there's a "Karate" school in practically every strip mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axelton
    anyways, why dont any other karate styles do what seems like the only way to do "it".
    We get pretty insulated in our own groups of people who are similar to us. It's easy to forget that most people don't like getting hit really hard in the guts and ribs over and over with bare knuckles.

    I live in a pretty hippy-fied West Coast city and starting a dojo where people get hit hard is a sure fire way to end up in line at the Emplyment Security office.

    Kyokushin here is like $8 a month and still only draws 20 or so regulars because it really hurts

    Air punch karate and TKD are cash cows, as is any WC that attracts frail nerds and convinces them theory overcomes athleticism. When those people doing air karate chose a MA, they purposely overlooked all the great MMA training and a great Kyokushin dojo available here for a reason.
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    Great point Oscar...i forget that alot of people hate to get hit. Even though i dont get why people sign up for a "martial" art in the first place if they dont like getting hit.

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    Also kyokushin and enshin, daido juku etc is alooot more popular outside of the U.S.

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