Last edited by thorthe power; 3/05/2007 12:54pm at .
Reason: Removed....wrong venue for opinion on this
Hope you saw this before I deleted it. I don't feel this is the right forum for this kind of post so I deleted it
Last edited by debul937; 3/04/2007 7:33pm at .
Well for starters, I'd have to disagree with you about physical conditioning not being important in sport karate. A lot of those fighters are in great shape.
As for differences, in sport karate, it's a lot more subjective- judges decide what counts and what doesn't. A hit that looks great but maybe doesn't hurt the opponnent might score but a hit that floors the opponent might not because it might have looke "sloppy." The other thing is that in point fighting, karateka drop their hands while punching. You dont have to worry about getting knocked out as much in point karate because your opponent is trying to pull his punches, obviously something you do have to worry about in full contact. You can see it in this highlight vid of the 2006 US NKF championships. http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&q=US+WKF+2006
all in all, I'd say its a safe way to train, and it helps develop the ability to control distances, but I wouldnt say its the most accurate way of testing one's striking prowess.
Good reply....points well taken. As far as the conditioning aspect.....I agree that a lot of point fighters are in great shape.....but conditioning is still not as crucial as it is for any full-contact fight.
Thanks for the video.......your brother in the arts -Dan
Last edited by thorthe power; 3/04/2007 8:49pm at .
what was the point of this article, apart from regurgitating crap that has been discussed a million times before?
you're saying a ring fight isnt a bar brawl? well **** man, that is a big revelation. thanks for sharing that. and besides there is no arguement about which is better, tip tap point karate is the worst crap ever to have connotations of fighting. timing and speed? **** off, you need BETTER timing and speed when the other person is trying to knock you out and not just pitter patter your fluro pink chest protector. karate point fighting looks like some retarded game of tag with ridiculous flying punches and people falling over everytime they do something. its pathetic.
also, theres no need to use such an annoying font.
The font is a good point..............thanks
I'm not trying to be a Troll, but I just can't stop laughing at some of these fighters faces, when after the punch they have these giant open-mouthed "KIAI" faces.
Originally Posted by ray jackson
What the heck ruleset was that? they allow headshots but not leg kicks?
yeh it's gta be said, i've done sport karate and full contact kickboxing, some of the karateka can score great hits but couldn punch their way out of a wet paper bag
WKF. They are the ones that are trying to get into the Olympics.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
Controlled headshots are allowed, as are footsweeps and certain throws.
Absolutely no leg kicks.
It is an abomination unto God.