Looking through the record books, we see the vast majority of champions have at some stage studied under a Karate Master.
10 time World Muay Thai Champion Nathan Corbett started his martial Arts journey in a dojo, learning the basics of karate gained him a Junior World Title in Karate where he moved effortlessly into Kickboxing, onto Muay Thai and even a foray into Shoot Boxing.
The list goes on Andy Hug hailed from Kyokushin, Sem “Semmy” Schilt is from Ashihara karate, and 1000’s more names can appear here.
The message is clear, Karate is a powerful breeding ground of future Kickboxing, Muay Thai, K-1 and MMA champions.
The evergreen Wayne Parr also started in Tae Kwon Do, as did Ian Jacobs studied, Tae Kwon Do as well.
Traditional martial Arts styles are perfect and Karate one of the most successful breeding grounds.