A video covering a brief history of Karate in MMA and 30 of the most notable Blackbelts in Karate in MMA today. Any Karate guys on here? I did Wado Ryu Karate for two years although I was training quite casually only an average of one hour a week. I thought I saw some impressive skills from the instructor. When I first got into MMA I started to think maybe Karate wasn’t that effective because you hardly seemed to see any Karate guys. Muay Thai seemed much more effective. Machida was really the turning point for me. I had seen stances as deep as his Shotokan stance in TMA’s but I didn’t think they were that effective until I saw him having success with it in the Octagon.