In these things, I tend to like to match people up based on their commonalities. This time, we’ve matched up two Karate masters from two different anime. Sakaki Shio is the “100 Dan Brawler” from History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi (I still refuse to call it Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple) and Orochi Doppo, the tiger-slaying “God of Karate” from Grappler Baki. Let’s begin!
Truthfully, this would be a brutal fight, because both of these men know the deepest secrets of Karate and would, thus, anticipate each other’s moves with amazing accuracy. The fight would likely be long and arduous and neither man would walk away unharmed. Their experiences are different, with Sakaki being involved in both underground fighting and government missions and Orochi Doppo’s life almost fully committed to the day-to-day practice of Karate… and having badass fights in his own brand of underground matches.
I think speed and power go to Sakaki, but experience and sheer toughness go to Orochi. The other thing is that Doppo is not at all afraid to kill his opponent, if necessary, while Sakaki belongs to the “Katsujinken” or “Life Giving Fist.” In the end, the fight would most likely end with a single full-power blow from both men, with Sakaki barely snatching victory away from the Tiger Killer.
That’s two HSDK vs. Grappler Baki matches we’ve had. Don’t know if there will be more of those, but I’ve got a couple more ideas for Random Who Would Win bouts.
In a side note, this is the 100th post we’ve done this year! To match that, if you haven’t joined us on Facebook yet, we’re still looking to get to 100 fans. We’re only 39 shy of that and I’ve got some cool stuff planned for the blog when we get there!
I’m going to try to get a workout up sometime during the latter part of Wednesday and maybe another one on Thursday. If you have a request for Thursday, leave it in the comments!
Thanks, guys! Until next time, good luck and train hard!
Stephen Ross is a Certified Personal Trainer with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina and author of Real Anime Training since 2007. He has been studying various modalities of fitness for 20 years and is greatly interested in helping people improve their lives, both in the gym and out.
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