Friday, January 14, 2011

Shidokan Origins

Shidokan Karate (translated as "Those who train in the Samurai Way", was founded by Kancho (Grandmaster) Yoshiji Soeno.  The style evolved out of Kyokushin Karate. It is based on three concepts: Karate, Kickboxing, and Grappling. Here is an early video of Soeno doing a demonstration and some fight footage showing the strong influence of Muay Thai clinching (whereas this is not allowed in traditional full contact or bare knuckle karate).

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