Good morning guys.
5 years and 5 months have passed since the first Karate Combat event and the ruleset has evolved quickly in those years.
With the add of knee strikes, the ruleset is getting way more complete and with a traditional touch.
There was a debate on adding elbow strikes to the ruleset that made me came up with a proposal.
Personally I do not agree with elbow strikes, since the audience age is relatively young and could be too much goreful to see cuts and blood spilling, so I thought that adding forearm strikes might be a good alternative.
For those who don’t know what are the forearm strikes…a forearm strike is a technique which you strike by using the radial and ulnar bone to the face or the sides of the neck.
Okinawan karate styles like Uechi-ryu, Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu condition the forearms to strike with them.
Allowing forearm strikes to the rulesets will give a more traditional look of the fighting and something original in the ruleset.
Do you agree to add forearm strikes in the Karate Combat’s official rules?
- Yes, add forearm strikes
- No, the ruleset is fine as it is