Shidōkan Karate

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Shidōkan Karate
Country of originJapan Japan
CreatorYoshiji Soeno
Famous practitionersShonie Carter , Makoto Uehara, George St. Pierre, Jean Jacques Burnel
ParenthoodKyokushin Karate, Judo, Muay Thai
Olympic sportNo
Official website

Shidōkan (士道館) is a style of Knockdown karate, Shidokan karate is sometimes described as the "Triathlon of Martial arts", as it encompasses full contact karate, Muay Thai, and grappling-based martial arts. Tournaments are full contact and are normally held in a boxing ring. Founded in 1980 with dojo and students in various countries around the world. Although Shidōkan is a stand-up fighting style that includes kicks, strikes, and punches found in most other styles of Karate combined with Muay Thai, it also utilizes numerous locks, sweeps, and throws often associated with Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling.[1][2]

Shidōkan Karate was founded by Yoshiji Soeno who directs The World Karate Association Shidokan from the headquarters in Shizuoka-ken, Japan.[3][4][5][2]


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  2. ^ a b McGavin, Patrick Z (1996-02-09). "Try Shidokan Karate For Full-body Workout". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  3. ^ "Black Belt February 1994".
  4. ^ "A Beginners Guide to Shidokan (Volume 1)".
  5. ^ "Karate's History and Traditions".