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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:58 pm    Post subject: Goju Ryu in MMA, and the different Goju Ryu styles Reply with quote

Since most people prefer to associate MMA with MT, boxing, or JJ, I must acknowledge that I am a supporter of any Karate style receiving attention.


Shotokan and Kyokushin are in the outset what one may deem to have a more substantial foothold in MMA (Machida, horiguchi, Raymond Daniels, GSP, Rutten etc.)
However, nobody discusses Goju Ryu.


Giga Chikadze, a third-dan Goju Ryu fighter who is a vicious striker and has competed to great success, is one fighter in whom I have taken an interest.
Gunnar Nelson and former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker are two further names worth mentioning.

I looked for Goju ryu videos and discovered several forms of it.


This one's sparring mimics sport karate.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63c3KwGQT4I



Then there is the one where Giga Chikadze is competing in what resembles a Kyokushin-style tournament and involves punches to the head.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_5n729ZwvY


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

South Africa is doing some good stuff
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fHxU9lBQzVo

Then thereís these people
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NBrWIfIbX-A&t=5s

This might be gigaís home or original dojo
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCqS3Y0LkDuKlrwvcvzxuFHg/featured

An interview with my late shihan and some footage of the local state games with our people(and me) from many years ago

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EVpGBj6GcVI
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also your second link doesnít work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill repost the link again here (hope its working) if not, type "giga chikadze in UKRAINE 2008" on search and it should come up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_5n729ZwvY




I appreciate you sharing those links. And may your Shihan RIP
I like what I see; I especially appreciate how it emphasizes all facets of combat, including headshots (done while wearing protective gear), the body, the ground, throws, and the fact that they are all employed in sparring.


The Goju Kai organization, which is affiliated with the JKF, seems to have a little distinction.
Compared to the Goju Kai/JFK, your and Chikadze's styles are more comparable, gritty, but slightly different. The JFK guys look like the pull their punches back more(sport) as opposed to your style with punching through all the way


It's amazing to note that Chikadze is throwing hands in those matches just as he does in the UFC, lol, in the link I posted; he doesn't even hold back and is going for the knock out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But yeah in my dojo I grew up essentially doing something between MMA and current KC rules sparring.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But yeah in my dojo I grew up essentially doing something between MMA and current KC rules sparring.



That is a significant plus.
I've only ever engaged in standard Shotokan-style sparring. With Shorin Ryu, we didn't do much else outside one-step drills, so I had to branch out and learn grappling techniques outside of the Karate schools I studied.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dojo I grew up in also did mostly MMA/KC rules when sparring. The CI reasoned that it was because he wanted us to be prepared in the event that a fight didn't end due to some self-defense technique we learned, but I think a big part of it was also that he's a fan of MMA and just wanted to take part in it. Whatever the reason, the tournaments we went to did continuous sparring and we always took first in our respective age/rank groups.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost forgot Eric higaonna is a pro mma fighter.
Seems to only fight at upper end of low level and mid level promotions, but he has a record of 8-3.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eRSoliZ-I3c

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq9LVQFtczw
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also does anyone know what ever happened to the goju ryu philosopher on YT?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP hope you donít mind if I just turn this into a goju appreciation thread.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bimN8VZdcLI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ebWMM4--j5s
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