Georges St-Pierre and Stephen Thompson join Karate Combat

Karate Combat has announced that Georges St-Pierre and Stephen Thompson will be joining their team as Senseis for season four.

The Karate Combat journey has been a fascinating one thus far with a parade of big names already featuring on their programming, including the great Bas Rutten and KC president Adam Kovacs.

Now, though, as confirmed on The MMA Hour, they’ll be taking things to the next level with the introduction of UFC stars Georges St-Pierre and Stephen Thompson for the upcoming fourth season.

The pair will play the role of Sensei for the athletes with both sounding pretty excited about the opportunity in the following press release.

“There’s a lot of good talent here, I can’t wait for people to see what’s coming. I like the fights, I like the production and I’m happy that now karate fighters have a place where they can turn pro. Karate Combat offers a place where all the karate styles meet each other and it’s very fast-paced, very exciting, a lot of finishes,” said St-Pierre. 

“If Karate Combat would have existed years ago, I would surely have competed in it. Now my serious competition years are behind me, I think I serve better as a sensei. A sensei is not only an instructor but a teacher. It goes beyond being a coach. You teach guys about life, not only what’s in the gym.”

‘Wonderboy’, who still competes in the UFC’s welterweight division, was also full of praise for KC.

“I’m following in GSP’s footsteps here in becoming a Karate Combat Sensei. I’m here to give fans the breakdown of what’s going on and also give some hints and tips to the fighters as well.

“There was nothing for karate guys back in the day to make a living back in the day, now Karate Combat is here. It’s very exciting and I am looking forward to playing my part in taking things to the next level.”

The karate background

St-Pierre was a 2nd Dan black belt by an early age before moving to 3rd in Kyokushin Karate whereas Thompson is a sixth-dan in Kempo Karate.

Karate Combat has been consistently heralded for bringing a unique product to the masses and we expect to see that trend continue in the new season.

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