First off, I’m going to say that it’s impossible to find a particular video that wouldn’t illicit any ill feelings towards any style when it comes to the topic of martial arts. So here’s the best I can do for this particular topic:
Let me just give a brief overview on the video. It’s Kyokushin Karate vs. San Shou (Shorin-ken) but it’s not world class fighters fighting, but 11 year olds battling it out. I wanted to show this because if you really watch them, the kids fully envelop their styles and move so naturally within it. Sometimes, kids like these show a better understanding and application of the basics of martial arts rather than more experienced fighters.
To which I want to lead into the main topic of this post, the difference between learning Martial Arts or Martial Sports. With the great boom of interest towards MMA with the help of UFC and WEC, are we seeing the end of the appreciation of traditionally taught martial arts?