A new form of MMA?

Discussion in 'Mixed Martial Arts' started by Locutus, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    I just heard tonight about a form of Martial Arts I have never heard of before. It's called Kudo and judging by the video I found it looks no different than MMA. There is a dojo literally five minutes walk away from my home. Note: edited because the first video was about how to crack a coconut. A real coconut, not the pair which swings low. :whistle:
     
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  3. Pedro

    Pedro Baek Doo San

    Can you also post the video of the coconut?
    Very nice style though. Cooler than MMA cause there are more high kicks and they wear gi and astronaut helmets!!. Actually looks like a mix of traditional japanese arts...really cool.
    Every once in a week we have an MMA train like in TKD class, we train mostly kickboxing with sweeps and takedowns, but sometimes we have some ground work too
    Very nice video :)
     
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  4. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Well it uses a knife so I suppose it could be classed as a training video for cracking heads :) Here you are.
     
  5. Pedro

    Pedro Baek Doo San

    HA coconut is a fruit! take that, Judah...
     
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  6. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Actually it is the seed of the fruit :troll: But this thread is starting to get a bit nutty now :D
     
  7. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    Looks almost like point sparring, but not. Also, full gi grappling.... with full contact..... I would LOVE to do that!!
     
  8. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    I'm definitely going to borrow this for my post:LOL:
    Are they not allowed to strike an opponent when they're on the ground? They look like they're trying to knock each other's astronaut helmets back into outer space while standing, but once they hit the ground it doesn't look like they bang (two good examples are at about one minute he gets mount but only simulates strikes and at about 4:38 simulated punches to the man down)
     
  9. Pedro

    Pedro Baek Doo San

    I think they hit less when they are on the ground because they dont suffer much damage due to the helmet, so the best options are locks and stuff like that
     
  10. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    OK, I just searched for this stuff. Apparently they now allow ground 'n' pound, whereas before it was what a practitioner called "kime simulation" (which I'm assuming they're using the "power" translation for kime in this case). They also have a ground time limit: expanded their allotted ground fighting time to 45 seconds from only thirty. So what they have is a pretty good framework for sport and street application, other than wearing their gis and those ridiculous helmets. The time limit on the ground ingrains a good habit of finish your opponent fast and/or get up that translates well for self-defense.
     
  11. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    Nice! I think that translates well into a good sport! It may not be as close to real fighting than MMA, but it is much closer than point sparring! It would be nice to have your traditional art and eat it, too! Wait, that came out wrong....
     
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  12. Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller Warrior Instructor

    It looks like an adapted version of traditional martial arts. You can find those styles everywhere these days, some of them crap, some of them good, this seems to be one of the good ones. My own art is, indeed, a hybrid/adaptation.
     
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  13. Judah

    Judah fights in tights


    Botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be all three: a fruit, a nut, and a seed.

    The coconut we buy in the shop does not resemble the coconut you find growing on a coconut palm. An untouched coconut has three layers. The outermost layer, which is typically smooth with a greenish color, is called the exocarp. The next layer is the fibrous husk, or mesocarp, which ultimately surrounds the hard woody layer called the endocarp. The endocarp surrounds the seed. Generally speaking, when you buy a coconut at the supermarket the exocarp and the mesocarp are removed and what you see is the endocarp.
     
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  14. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Somebody has been using google again? Lets stop "carp"ing on about coconuts please? :D
     
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  15. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    A quickie on this side story, I'm betting he's citing from memory because of this:
    Much in the same way any specialist has certain info memorized or you remember by default from constant exposure to it. Once in a while you get to shine with that esoteric knowledge when a conversation segways into your wheelhouse:D
     
  16. MattCMMA

    MattCMMA Master

    Or he could have gotten it from here
    2nd paragraph. :D
     
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  17. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    ...Aaaand that's why I'm not a gambling man (other than the occasional gentlemen's bet):LOL:
     
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  18. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts ...

    As long as they don't try to push this into becoming "the next MMA" I don't see any harm in it. A bit too much playing tag going on perhaps, and it's reminiscent of the old-days with their full-contact tourneys (minus the space helmet), but other than that I don't see any problem with it.
     
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  19. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    Agreed on it not being the next MMA, but more of a refreshing nod to old-school sparring. Except for those Bubble Boy helmets, well at least they won't be catching anyone else's cold or flu... It's not too far off from how I have students spar, except most of the time uwagis are off and headgear is, er, optional (which means never but for insurance purposes that's in the mix).
     
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  20. Pedro

    Pedro Baek Doo San

    I always bought coconuts as they come straight from the palm
     
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  21. vote4pedro

    vote4pedro Float like a cannonball, sting like a shark

    I would LOVE to spar with these rules!
     
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