Posted by Amy Kaplan @amykaplan33
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Yoshizo Machida (Lyoto Machida's dad) celebrated his birthday and blew out his candle in a way that only a Machida (or Bruce Lee) would.

In this video, Machida, clad in a gi and sitting on the mat, is presented with what looks like flan with a single birthday candle.

After the singing commenced, Machida bows to the cake then promptly karate punches the flame to oblivion.


The video is old, as his birthday was back in January (He's 70!), but my birthday is in two weeks, so now I have an epic plan for my own celebration.

You really can learn anything from the Machida's!