On ESPN 2 they had Shidokan Karate, they skipped a lot of rounds. What are the rules and each round they emphasize a certain style of Martial Arts, Full contact rd, kickboxing rd, grappling rd etc. How do the rounds go with want style they use.
i just finished watching that here in nashville some really good fights sucked that they skipped some of the rounds... not sure but its supposed to be 3 rounds 1st bare knuckle karate everything is legal but no head shots, 2nd round kickboxing looked alot like muay thai, 3rd round is supposed to be grappling but i didnt see any all i saw was pretty much more kickboxing lol but the high light of past events showed some good grappling there are a few websites about it too just do a search for shidokan... ohh well just thought i would chime in on it
The best grappling move was in the Championship match. Osoto gari throw followed up with a cross body arm lock. The bad thing it happen in the full contact round and the guy got warned for the grappling move.
Just poking around and I saw this thread. I decided to go looking for some more information on the web. In the process I found out from http://www.shidokan.com/ that ESPN2 is supposed to air the 2001 World Open on July 12th at 8pm. I missed the other programs (pretty common since I normally just flip channels) but I'll try to remember to watch this one to see what it's like. Finding a list of rules wasn't too hard, but it didn't seem like a full explanation to me. Namely I didn't see any real description of how the rounds worked even though there were indications that different rounds had different rules. Some more searching turned up http://18.104.22.168/us/events/shidokan99.htm and http://www.european-federation.shidokan.pl/?se=01 which have a little more about the rounds. Basically they say the rules change from bare knuckle karate fighting to Thai kick boxing to grappling / submission fighting. Round length and number of rounds (and actually even rules used) can vary. I'm not sure if anyone was asking about the rules, but since I went and did some searching to find info, I thought I'd pass it along to everyone.
Drat! It's not on. I guess they changed the schedule since I last checked earlier in the week. That thread in the general forum about ESPN2 putting MA on at rotten times must be right. I wonder what time slot the shidokan tournament is on now. I was kind of looking forward to seeing it tonight, too.