Full contact Karate is one of the world’s most demanding sports. This pursuit is no place for the faint of heart and karate provides competitors with the ultimate mental and physical test.
On these videos, you’ll see the world’s best exponents of full-contact karate contesting the Inaugural Karate World Challenge staged in Sydney, Australia
There’s athletes from Australia, Japan, Hungary, Russia, Brazil and Lithuania doing battle for world supremacy. Bring it on, make sure you stick around and watch all the videos; frankly, you won’t believe your eyes.
We are very excited to show these videos, we’ve got all these fighters from Russia, Lithuania, Hungary, Japan and Brazil and they are world champion fighters, so very, very classy fighters, it’ll be a very, very good show.
Full-contact karate, plenty of bravery and fitness is a pre-requisite.
Kyokushin Karate is bare-knuckle fighting; it’s the hardest type of karate you can get. It’s a tough style, good discipline but it is hard, and like the Thai boxing of Japan: real tough style, real hard core and it’s a real good- you know, solid real full contact karate as opposed to some of the stuff we’re kind of used to from the United States or the stuff that we see on TV.
And they train for explosive power in 3 minute bursts effectively, they don’t have 12 rounds like a boxer or 5 minute rounds like an MMA fighter; they’ve only got 3 minutes, but they have extensions as well. That extension, if they don’t get it together, they either go too fast too early, then they’ve got nothing for the next 2 extensions or if they don’t put enough in it they lose the fight there, so they’ve really got to be super fit, but the actual rules, makes for these guys to really go at it, really try to knock each other out and finish that fight early. Otherwise, it’s just too hard to keep going…..
Fighting out of Eastern Europe from Hungary, 22 years of age, weighing in at 86 kilograms, he’s an engineering student by occupation. His speciality is is a roundhouse kick to the thigh, he placed 2nd in the European championships this year, Zsolt Balogh.
The opponent is from Melbourne Australia. On the scales, 101 kilograms his recorded weight, he was the 2009 and 2010 National Ultimate Heavyweight Champion, his speciality is the Mawashi Geri, the roundhouse kick, Alex Kocic………
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