Just a vid of Lyoto sparring, and pretty much owning another Karate BB.link
Thanx for the vid. Machida looks good even when he's horsing around. To me it looked like they were sparring but not "training" Either way i liked it
The other guy didn't look very good and I'm not sure I buy him as a legitimate black belt in karate. According to the description he has some MMA fights, too.
I"m not sure what type of sparring they were doing. They kicked to the legs a few times which would imply Kyukoshin but they seemed to stop after clean techniques landed which would be more in line with traditional point-sparring.
Putting those two things together I get the feeling that Machida's partner was a guy who didn't train kareate exclusively, if at all, and he was simply trying to get a bit of work in with Machida where he could find it. I don't think Machida had to try very hard to look good and I think there were plenty of other people who could have done the same.
I have to believe that the guy is a legit BB. But my brother is a BB in Shotokan and wouldn't stand a chance with Machida. Machida also practices Shotokan karate. Looks like it was a freindly exchange haveing a good time. more exposure to Machida for the MMA world on the Internet.