Dude! Olympic Karate Kumite is awesome!

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Combat Sports, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I think the question is over whether the kick was a knockout technique, or whether the other guy lunging in caused the knockout by head butting the leg.

    For me it looked like the latter, but I've only seen brief highlights to be fair.
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  2. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I saw the whole match, and he had been flagged already, so it was his last "warning" for excessive contact, but also he was up on points by 5 (I think) to 0, so the gold medal went to the one who was already losing by a moderate amount on points.

    The last kick certainly looked like a KO by lunging into a kick for me.

    Excessive force/contact is against the rules, but the technique being executed was a legal technique.
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