Usman (anonymous) 1 year ago
One of the reasons he is so good is that he has enpaxded beyond the confines of shotokan. There is a reason that few in MMA have a shotokan base. I went to brown belt as a shotokan student, and it is not relevant to actual fighting. Point fighting yes, but not full contact with takedowns. You must be mixed, and Machida is definitely a mixed martial artist. His unique traditional background is a help. It's almost as if he coaxes his opponents into a point fight. Incredible fighter.