Here is a clip I found via youtube of UFC fighter, Lyoto Machida, performing kata, Sochin. Sochin in japanese means Tranquil Force. This is a kata which derived from several different karate styles such as Shito-Ryu and Shotokan karate. Its beautification consisted of dynamic movements which demonstrates a significant of power. It is kind of rare to find mixed martial artist to have a traditional martial arts background is a never-ending relieving feeling.
This past weekend there was another episode with me and my cuz, music producer, Sambeast, chilling and watching what we grew up loving, which is great
martial arts MMA fighting. The crowd was deeper than some thirsty broads at Trey Songz concert. There were some good fights throughout the night. The highlight fight was Lyoto Machida and Jon “Bones” Jones.
I was really in a tough position on who to root for. Because Machida came from a traditional martial arts background, I wanted to root for my karateka folks out there representing in the UFC; However, there wasn’t any way for me to sell out to the brotha “Bones” Jones. Jones has been consecutively laying out some of the top dogs in the weight class. Machida was no exception with the sleeper hold.
I gotta give Lyoto Machida some props because I rather get slept than tap out. Sam felt overwise lol.
Earlier in the week, I have posted news based on the fight amongst Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture. Despite the element of surprise from Machida, this was going to be a great fight based on the caliber of these
athletes fighters.The “crane kick” would have caught most people by surprise. Let alone its challenge to close distance from a fighter such Machida (if you are not trying to get swept). Machida’s unorthodox fighting style makes him a tough opponent to beat. This is a great advantage of those martial artist against western boxing, wrestling, etc. However, its all about practitioner.
There are very few who can do what MMA fighter, Randy Couture, has done throughout his career. He has fought some of the best; On the other hand, he has lost from some of the best. Randy will be announcing an official retirement after UFC 129. He states he’ll be focusing on other ventures (i.e. acting) .
Winning or Losing doesn’t matter to Couture. For being in his late 40s, its amazing how he can still pound for pound fight at the elite level. Mind you this fight is going to be BIG which will go down in history on April 30th. Over 55,000 thousand spectators will be capturing the great bout between him and Lyoto Machida! There are some speculation he is trying to hide from Fedor, but honestly I know a warrior when I see one. If Randy Couture wanted to fight Fedor, then he would have done it!
Retiring at the right time was a very smart thing, yet a hard one. How often do you see people still pursuing careers when the torch has already been passed down while they still trying to live their so-called prime. Most people like that are only defined from what they do. If you was the stripe away their titles, what will these people fall back on? nothing!
Along side Bas Rutten, Anderson Silva, and Rashad Evans, Randy Couture has always been one of my favorite MMA fighters. Seeking official retirement and seeing what else the world has to offer for Randy is great way to live ya life! The video below I found showcasing Mr. Couture: