Coach Lyoto – CEO
Lyoto Machida is a well known karateka that has proven the efficiency of Machida Karate in his solid career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Son of Master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto is considered the best karate fighters in the history of of the UFC.
In 2009 he won the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Rashad Evans. He is the 1st UFC fighter to win a title with a perfect record (16-0), fighting high levels competitors such as Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, and Sam Hogar.
Lyoto Machida differs himself from the other fighters because his nonorthodox fighting style, known as Machida Karate. In addition, Lyoto has experience in many other martial arts, such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Sumo, Muay Thai and submission.
- 3 Dan Shotokan Karate
- Former UFC Light Havyweight Champion
- BJJ Black Belt