Handi-capable Karate was created on the basis that we believe that no person should be denied the beauty of training in the martial arts. We believe that Master Gichin Funakoshi said it the best, “The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.”
The interim-lightweight title fight is off the card but there still remains the main event between.
Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas will see Stephen Thompson heading into the match as the No. 1 contender and according to OddsShark, he remains the favorite to win at -140. For the champion, Tyron Woodley he remains the underdog at +120.
Thompson was favored at -160, and Woodley was sitting at +130 just a day ago which has not been much of a shift though.
Early on Friday when the fighters weighed in, they both made weight with Woodley coming in on the dot at 170 pounds, while his opponent lagged behind underweight at 169 pounds.
The past 24 hours saw the hype towards the match die down significantly, given that it was not as highly anticipated as that of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov had been.
In the last meeting between the two, the fight had been too close to call. However, this time around would most likely be different as there won’t be a doubt in anyone’s mind who the 170-pound champion is.
Heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven has been ranting about upcoming fight with Daniel Ghita slated for Los Angeles.
Both men will square up at Saturday’s last man standing PPV when Glory 17 kicks off. There is so much at stake, and Rico Verhoeven is aware of that. According to the champion:
“The trust and honor to the main event at a kickboxing show like this is huge. I also think that it is a smart thing to do for Glory because the people want to see heavyweights going toe to toe. Because that’s where the most knockouts are. I’m only 25, so they have years and years to promote me as a fighter so overall it’s a good thing.”
His opponent Daniel Ghita isn’t taking things easy too, with a post on his social media, handle saying he would knock the champ out quite convincingly when both fighter square it up at Glory 17. He went on further to call Verhoven a boring fighter because the champ has been winning a majority of his bouts based on unanimous decisions.
Karate has a noble side to it that can spark dreams in young people.
One such instance is Joburg where karate kids were sponsored to take their talents to greater heights.
A karate kid from Johannesburg could well be on his way to the World Championships. Eldorado Park is the name of the kid who might be able to take part in the world tournament in karate which will be held in Germany. This is being made possible by the generous donations offered by the readers of News24. Renaldo Kok is one of the sponsored children who would be taking part in the tournament. Being 24 years of age, he stated that he was grateful for getting the opportunity. It was a rare opportunity that comes by once in a while. The others have not been so fortunate as to get their sponsors coming through for them.
Teenage girl shows off her karate moves and puts them to use when she floors a hand bag thief in a moving bus.
The pickpocket person was in for a shock when he got punched in the face by a teenage girl. The incident occurred on a Chinese bus. It was an instance when the karate community would be proud that their training and skills have been put to good use. A pickpocket being a bungling fool was clumsy enough to try and steal from a girl’s handbag in the bus and was caught by surprise when the girl landed a kick on his face.
The footage was captured on CCTV. The footage shows that, as a girl is talking on a phone and is distracted, a thief sidles up and is trying to unfasten the white shoulder bag she is carrying. As a group of people gets off the bus, the girl moves to stand somewhere else and the thief follows, trying to get his hands into her bag which is now open.