Video: Injured UFC champion Georges St. Pierre resumes training in Japan

Well, not really.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre returned to his Kyokushin Karate roots this past week when in Japan to help promote UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, which airs live later this evening (Feb. 25, 2012) on pay-per-view (PPV).

"Rush" credits karate for helping him defend himself against bullies in Canada while growing up, as well as serving as the foundation for his successful professional career in mixed martial arts (MMA).

While in Tokyo, St. Pierre and UFC President Dana White visited with children from the Kawai Kindergarden School. In addition to getting beaten with sticks by mini fighters, St. Pierre took instruction on how to use a katana (traditional Japanese curved sword), among other things.

For more the latest on St. Pierre, his knee injury and recovery click here. And to check out a complete UFC 144 event archive click here.

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