I've been doing Martial arts for several years and I am looking for a new Challenge. People have said do MMA others have said do Kyokushin. I come from styles that really focus on Honor, Discipline, Compassion and control. Being taught that Fighting is a last resort and to never draw your sword unless it was to kill and thats it. You never saw 2 samurai's sword fighting for money or beating someone on the ground. As someone who has devoted him self to traditional styles and the principles of martial arts.. I feel like Kyokushin would be a better fit. MMA I love to watch but when someone asks me why dont I do it...I get this ugly feeling as if...It goes against everything I have been taught, the principles, the spiritual part, the honor. I feel like martial arts is not about getting that lucky punch, or somehow getting your opponant on the ground and smashing his face in with my fist or elbow...I dont see any honor in that...now if this was a life and death situation then ok I can see why its applied your trying to survive and live another day so all is fair in love and war and you gotta do what you gotta do. I'm Not bashing MMA, I would like someone to help me to understand why I feel the way I do..Why do I feel like MMA undermines what people have spend 20yrs or more in traditional styles practicing...Why do the fights look like something you see at a Bar or street fight? I feel like a Kyokushin Fighter would totally go through your avarage MMA fighter especially in a stand up fight...I get tired of seeing people roll around...For example Boxing...12 rounds of pure heart to heart nonstop battling hand to hand...Again I'm not bashing MMA I just feel bitter about it, I love to watch but I'm not convince it would be for me, I feel like anyone can call themselves an MMA fighter I feel like anyone can be an MMA fighter where as Kyokushin Idk, I dont believe anyone can be a Kyokushin karateka... Kyokushin seem to have the Honor and the traditional spirit of fight and defense. I feel like MMA is all about MONEY and Fame for people who didnt make it in life and wanna stop working at stake and shake...Hmmm let me take a few MMA classes and do some fights maybe ill get lucky...I hate it,..So what do you think? what is your Take of Kyokushin or MMA?