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Sarahii N Manuel Ojeda reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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If i could give this place more stars i would. I lost 15 pounds doing the 6 week challange and i only did 2 weeks because of personal reasons. the owner is really nice and supportive and the trainer i worked with (Ken) was amazing.He was super nice, slowed down if i needed to learn something new and was so easy to work with. I followed the eating guid step by step, worked out 3 days a week (belive me thats all you need to start lol) and took a weight loss protein shake.
id recommend this gym to everyone!

Jeff Greer reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Definitely the best place to train in the area! The coaches and trainers are very knowledgeable and know how to coach you through the training sessions to get you to reach your goals. I love my new fit family!

Garret Rumbea reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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What a fun and motivating experience! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. The staff is great and they really care about you. There's a variety of workouts and they cater to all fitness levels. If you're thinking about trying it out, stop thinking and call them now! You'll thank me later!

Claudia Eppard LaGuardia reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Absolutely LOVE Summit Fit Dojo!! Recently completed their 28 day transformation challenge and the results were awesome!! The trainers and owners are truly there to assist you in achieving your goals. They incorporated nutritional education along with great workouts that will challenge everyone no matter your fitness level. Result driven and such an amazing sense of community!!

Sarah Bennett reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Trainers are great. Lots of class times available throughout the week that are flexible to my schedule. I feel supported and encouraged not to mention on my way to getting into great shape!

Michael Leonardi reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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I have become a huge believer in the training and fitness of program at Summit Fit Dojo. I recently did the 6 week challenge and the results were remarkable. I have done training programs in the past and had some degree of success, but never to this degree and never this quickly. The key difference with this training program from many others is that it emphasized nutrition as well as solid workouts. I worked out only 3 days a week, but gained more strength then when I was working out 6 days a week. I gained better results in 6 weeks 3 times a week than I did doing P90X for 3 months for 6 days a week. The key that I missed for so long was proper nutrition and Summit Fit Dojo gave me that! Thanks again Susan and Javi!

Jason Morgan reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Top notch fitness program that cares about developing a community of healthy individuals while focusing on staying safe and injury free during every workout. Javier is a great motivator.

Steve Carino reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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This is THE premier fitness facility in the area. Supportive, encouraging, and knowledgeable coaching. Top notch exercise program design that's effective and gets you results quickly and safely. Train with the best! Highly recommended!!!

Sandra Bradberry reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Summit Fit Dojo is AWESOME!!! The staff is very supportive and encouraging. The workouts are fun but make you sweat at any level of fitness you are currently in. I have lost 10 pounds in the 6 week transformation challenge and couldn't be more happy and appreciative for everything they have done for me.

Jerry Armstrong reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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My wife had been training at Summit Fit for about a year. She was getting incredibly strong and confident about her new physical abilities (i.e clapping pushups, kick boxing, and kettlebell throws). I reluctantly joined to show my support for her and now we're a team. Yes... we are ninjas. Come join us!

Aimee Bassett Milligan reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Been going here for 4+ years. I love it and am always challenged!

Chris Hannah reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Absolutely the best. Thrilled to be training here. We will be long term clients.

Demi Shukas reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Summit fit dojo (the adult workout part of this business) is amazing. All the staff truly cares about you and your goals. The workouts are tough but they work with you and will alter them if you have injuries. Class sizes are small which helps you bond and connect with everyone there. I'm so happy I joined and you will be to.

Lars Pettersson reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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Awesome Sensei and a great Karate Dojo for all ages.

Emily Asay Miller reviewed The Dojo of Karate & FitRanX WestMinster
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This karate school is absolutely amazing. The Sensai (Javier) cares about the kids so much and it shows. He teaches them about important values, such as integrity, hard work, dedication, as well as the importance of doing well in school and listen to their parents. I give it 5+ stars!

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MMA Fighters Who Most Represent The Spirit of Karate

 

Karate is somewhat of an afterthought in the minds of many MMA fans, but many elements of karate can be devastating when used properly inside the Octagon. The thing about karate that is most impressive is the mental discipline that it instills in practitioners. This makes fighters who come from a karate background better prepared to handle all aspects of MMA fighting. Here is a look at the top fighters in MMA who exhibit the true spirit of karate.

5. Kyoji Horiguchi

This flyweight from Japan is a prime example of the mental toughness instilled by karate. No other fighter wants to get in the ring with Horiguchi. His only recent loss was to the champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Mighty Mouse wanted no piece of Horiguchi’s brilliant karate striking, taking the fight to the mat at every opportunity. Although Johnson won the fight with a final-round submission, it likely won’t be long until we get to see a rematch.

4. Georges St. Pierre

The inclusion of the ultimate ground-and-pound specialist may seem insane, but that is only because most fans don’t realize that GSP has a black belt in Kyokushin full contact karate. It is because of his background in karate that GSP has incredibly powerful striking. Its mental discipline has also benefitted GSP greatly over his legendary career. When you see GSP’s explosiveness inside the Octagon, it is a direct reflection of his karate training.

3. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson

Wonderboy is about to get another shot at the title in a rematch against Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 on March 4th in Las Vegas. Their first fight was an instant classic that ended in a majority draw and a Fight of the Night Bonus for both fighters. Thompson started his Kempo karate training at the age of three. You can see the results of all those years of karate training in his explosive striking ability. It will be interesting to see if Wonderboy can use his phenomenal karate skill to take the title from Woodley.

2. Gunnar Nelson

The Icelandic MMA sensation has struggled to a 2-2 record over his last four fights. Like GSP, Nelson is another fighter with a karate background who is better-known in MMA circles for his great grappling skills. Nelson had to pull out of his UFC Fight Night 99 match against Dong Hyun Kim. That’s a shame because Nelson’s fights are always fun to watch. His next fight may be against Rafael dos Anjos when he debuts at welterweight.

1. Lyoto Machida

The Dragon is the ultimate karate practitioner in the UFC. Although his career is now on its downward arc, you cannot deny that Machida has been one of the most entertaining fighters in MMA history. Before Machida came on the scene, karate was mostly thought of as a gimmick in MMA circles. With his powerful striking, Machida captured the UFC light heavyweight title and brought karate back to the place of respect that it deserves in the UFC.

 

By Kevin Kennedy