Karate Combat Genesis 2018

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Yellow Belt

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    Anyone else keeping an eye on this? Apparently some folks have put together a full-contact rule set oriented toward karateka, and the first event featured a bunch of established WKF karateka as competitors and Bas Rutten as a commentator. Good production values too.

    I'm skeptical that this will go anywhere, but tentatively excited at the same time.

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    Sports Illustrated article with some background but also some head-scratching claims (real-time DNA monitoring of fighters? What?) Karate Combat's full contact karate league announced
     
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    Yes I have a couple friends competing in it.

    Every event is gonna move around kinda like a video game. The last one was in a warehouse. I think they are gonna do one event on top of a building..
     
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    Not DNA.....Biometrics.

    Heart Rate, Level of Exertion, punch and kick speed. If you turn it on it shows it on the screen during the fight.
     
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    Cool! I really hope it does well. I think having two levels of competition sparring--light contact point-stop as the more "mass-market" option, plus some full-contact continuous for those who want to do it (that's still less damaging to competitors than full-on UFC competition or 12-round professional boxing is), could be really good for the karate scene.

    About the DNA comment, this is the quote in Sports Illustrated that had me scratching my head: "It's the first professional league to display biometric, nutrition, training and DNA-based data in real time to give fans insight into a fighter." Heart rate makes sense to me, but real-time nutrition data and real-time DNA-based data both sounded like total nonsense. Maybe something got messed up in the SI interview?
     

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