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Machida-Do Karate for Mixed Martial Arts (Boxed Set)

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Lyoto Machida, son of karate master Yoshizo Machida, is one of the top-ranked mixed martial arts competitors in the world. After earning his karate black belt at thirteen, he mastered a number of other martial arts disciplines, including sumo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Combining techniques from the various disciplines to form an unorthodox and highly effective fighting style, Machida took the martial arts world by storm, defeating legendary mixed martial artists such as BJ Penn, Rich Franklin, and Tito Ortiz. Now, for the first time, Machida divulges the secrets to his revolutionary fighting system.

Whether you re new to the martial arts or an experienced fighter, Machida-do is for you. Detailing everything from stance to complex combinations to elaborate counterattacks to intricate ground fighting tactics, Machida has left no stone unturned. In Machida-Do, Lyoto Machida shares the fighting system that elevated him to the top of the MMA mountain.

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Lyoto Machida is one of the top-ranked light heavyweight competitors in the UFC. He is a black belt in several martial arts, including karate.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Lyoto Machida
  • Directors: Erich Krauss
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Victory Belt
  • DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VED3FI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,235 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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LYOTO MACHIDA
Volume 1
Movement and Fundamental Strikes
© Marc Wickert May 8, 2009
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One thing that makes Lyoto Machida so unique in the world of mixed martial arts is that he has risen to the top whilst using a traditionally-based martial arts system.

Lyoto commences Volume 1with basic stretching exercises before using his brother Chinzo Machida to demonstrate the below techniques. `The Dragon' also spars with Chinzo at the end of each strike segment to illustrate how he puts it all together in free-flowing combos.

As with all Victory Belt books, all techniques are displayed from a variety of angles for more clarity.

* Movement: Shows the viewer how to develop a practical base, to make the movements flow freely, and how to close the gap when attacking. Being able to switch stance from orthodox to southpaw and to launch strikes from both stances is recommended. Pivoting whilst attacking, defending and counterattacking is demonstrated.

* Kicks: A wide variety of kicking weapons are illustrated. Lyoto shows how to use one's legs for defense by keeping opponents at a distance through powerful kicks and the use of evasive pivoting and cutting angles. He showcases kicks on mitts, focus pads, Thai pads and whilst sparring, and explains the best method to set up decoy strikes before landing devastating kicks. This section also reveals how to set up sweeps when one's opponent is most vulnerable.

* Punches: Lyoto possesses an extensive arsenal of punches and he shows what part of the hand to impact with in order to maximize damage delivered whilst minimizing damage to one's hand.
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I have studied Shotokan Karate for over 20+ years and I purchased this box set right away. I was not for a minute disappointed. It has absolutely everything for you to learn new techniques never seen before in another other Shotokan/MMA or Martial Arts DVD. The action sequences are in real-time and you get a real sense of how to develop sen training using a vareity of applications. By far the best tape is the third tape where they get into interseption and sennosen training. It really brings karate back into the original jujitsu.
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I have bought just about every MMA dvd out there, and this one is by far the best. Unlike many DVDs, the techniques and footwork Lyoto shares are the ones he actually uses in his fights. Funny, I bought this DVD before his fight with Rashad Evans, and I saw him use the exact techniques that he showed on the DVDs. To top it off, the DVDs were done in high definition, have multiple camera angles, and they very high production quality. A must for anyone who wants to improve their game.
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There is some wonderful content in this comprehensive 4-DVD set; however, there are also a lot of impractical techniques.

Machida offers some higly valuable information on basic, yet often-overlooked, elements of the MMA game: stance, balance, footwork and linear, non-telegraphed striking. As another reviewer has mentioned, these are the very techniques and attributes that he's used to become a champion.

However, on the first two discs he also offers a whole slew of techniques and combinations that are rarely used in MMA competition.

The 4th disc on the ground game is a VERY elementary primer on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Anyone with any kind of jiu-jitsu experience will find nothing new. Although, it must be said that most of the techniques on this disc have at least proven their value in actual MMA competition.

The best disc in the set from front to back is the 3rd disc on intercepting attacks, distance, timing, the clinch game and takedowns. Here Machida really shows the viewer what has made him a champion, as the entire disc is packed with techniques that are slightly unorthodox, yet simple and practical.

This 4-DVD set would be much improved by being cut down to 2 discs - the price could also comfortably be halved. Yet if you are a true MMA nut like I am, you will be very satisfied with the many gems of wisdom this set offers, even if you wish you didn't have to pick through quite so much roughage to find them.
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I was looking for a solid stiking/MMA tape set, and this was it! I was very pleased with the first two volumes of the set and am looking forward to the next two tapes. The first tape was very basic, and much of a review for me. The next lesson on volume two had some good striking combo's. I am looking forward to the last half of this set that introduces takedowns and ground and pound.
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Poor quality reproduction of material, DVD noisy and images freeze, no flow to the program, poorly produced, training badly organized
I tried to return it but never got a response.
I want my money back and will return product after I receive instructions and address to return it
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This is a very good DVD set that you won't regret buying. When I saw it was on sale I bought it through Amazon via Iphone just before getting on an airplane. I didn't want to delay getting my hands on it for an instant.

If you do Shotokan or ITF TKD you will be surprised by how much of the traditional footwork is part of Machida's game. He will remind you how important the basics are in the first DVD.

Footwork and combo DVDs are very good and he holds nothing back. Then he shows the sweeps that he has used very effectively in his MMA career. The footwork and sweeps were probably my favorite part.

He also does some groundwork, but that is the weakest part of the DVD set. It is basically a bunch of techniques thrown together. That being said they are good techniques (I've actually used one of his triangle escapes and he used it to escape from Ortiz's triangle in their match). But because it isn't put forth in a lesson plan the techniques are not too useful unless you have some groundwork as a foundation. He did a much better job at organizing the other stuff he covers in previous DVDs.

I am very happy with this set and I think it is a steal at the current price. I have many other instructionals that I loan out...but not the Machida set. Those stay in my library! :)
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