arts, a person with an extremely large
amount of agility, strength, flexibility, or speed, but generally lacking in both
humility and the ability to actually fight; often mistakes point sparring for actual combat. Will
rationalize any shortcomings or losses
instead of acknowledging
them with humility and the desire to improve. Frequently a practicioner of Tae Kwon Do, which is a style plagued by karate
often badmouth instructors that
don't recognize their obvious superiority over other, normal students.
seems to be extremely eager to inform you about what an AWESOME martial
artist they are, chances
are they are a karate
1. "He wouldn't stop
how great his old schools were, but when we actually got to sparring he took one hit and wanted to stop
. He's just a karate
2. Karatecock: "I'm 12th
Degree black belt
in Tae Kwon Do, I have a room full of trophies from
point sparring, I can do a backflip, and I don't need
to practice grappling because I'm too good to worry about
tripping or being taken down. Nobody can beat me up. And I'm only 17."
3. "After we were done sparring, he was telling me how he would have won if he hadn't been off-balance from
and foot pads- he never considered that
I was wearing the exact same gear that
he was. He's such
4. Karatecock: "I don't need
to actually learn to fight if I can do my high kick well enough, right? It's not like people
will duck, or anything, or just take the hit and throw me to the ground anyway."
5. The tae kwon do guy featured on that
fight science show
seemed like a bit of a karatecock.