Lyoto Machida

As a practitioner of the traditional martial arts (as well as some of the new), I am a big fan of our hero Lyoto Machida who has not forgotten the traditional ways!

If there’s one thing that modern fighting has taught us, is that traditional martial arts needs to evolve, and Lyoto Machida has brought about much change to the way things are done for us serious folks.  Hopefully when my injuries subside, I will be back on my feet and kicking again.

Real Life Ryu

Lyoto Machida was born in Salvador, Brazil to Shokotan Karate Master Yoshizo Machida who moved to Brazil at the age of 22.  Lyoto was Master Machida’s third son and trained in Karate, Sumo and Jujitsu.

Crane Kick vs Randy Couture!

Stats (Ripped off from Wikipedia)

Lyoto Machida
Born Lyoto Carvalho Machida
May 30, 1978 (age 32)
Salvador, Brazil
Other names The Dragon
Residence Belém, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Style Machida Karate, Shotokan Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sumo[1]
Stance Southpaw
Team Black House
Trainer Yoshizo Machida
Rank      3rd dan black belt in Shotokan[2]
black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2003–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 17
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 9
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Other information
Spouse Fabyola
Children 2
Notable relatives Chinzô Machida, brother, Yoshizo Machida, father
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 28, 2009

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