Here’s how to end a karate match in 3 seconds

Don't blink.


Miles Klee


Posted on May 23, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 6:31 am CDT

A good karate match involves combatants of relatively equal talent and training, but a great karate match hinges upon one dude’s ability to KO the other with a single devastating kick.

So, is this the shortest martial arts fight in history? The only way it could have ended sooner is if someone had fainted when he stepped onto the mat. (Or if I were the guy on the left.)


It just goes to show you—the belt doesn’t make the man.

Photo by Flavio~/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Share this article
*First Published: May 23, 2014, 11:21 am CDT