Kuma I agree completely Shotokan is no more traditional than Kyokushin. Sorry If I have offended, I didnt mean to . When I read the post the other day im sure some on had put up something Kyokushin is traditional or summit to that effect. I cant see it just now far to many comments to read again lol and I have seen on it on many other blogs and forums that it always for some reason turns into Shotokan vs Kyokushin. Daft because there both good. Shotokan is getting like TKD full of Mcdojo's. It is scientific fact that punches have slightly more power than kicks in journals and publishings I read at uni . I think there was even a whole TV program on this kinda thing . I'm not sayin my punch is better than your kick, obvious you may have allot more skill in kicking than me. Its just the leg is 40% heavier than the arm so you need 40% more power correct? No you need more than 66.8%. But that goes for nothing as a proper punch with full linkage should result in your whole body mass landing into your opponent. Also there much about dissipation of the force . A punch is on the area of a 5p coin (knuckle) while a kick is a 50p (ball foot more if heel). When punches are more powerfull Its by like a couple of Kg so it doesn't really matter Comes down to the what would you rather be hit by a Train or riffle bullet ? And yes some them do have the odd little tap to the face but please point me in direction of a full force punch to the face on youtube cause I havent seen one.