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It Happens Once Every Four Years! The 9th World Open Karate Tournament!

Last weekend (November 16-18) the 9th IKO1 World Open Kyokushin Karate Tournament took place in Japan. This tournament only happens once every four years and it is an open weight tournament. I don’t know exactly how many fighters participated this year but there were many and the tournament consists of one big bracket with different blocks until the finals.

The rules in Kyokushin Karate are almost like in K-1 but in Kyokushin you fight with a gi on, you fight bare knuckle (no gloves) and you are not allowed to punch the head of an opponent (you can knee and kick though). Some famous fighters from Kyokushin are Andy Hug, Glaube Feitosa, Francisco Filho, Bas Rutten and Georges St. Pierre.

The reason I made this post is that on Nico Nico Douga (you can read about this site if you look to the right in one of the pages I made) there are videos from the tournament already uploaded. Here they are, Part 1 to 7:

【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 1
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 2
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 3
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 4
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 5
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 6
【ニコニコ動画】【極真空手】第9回世界大会(松井派) 7

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  1. November 22, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    HADOUKEN!! hahahaha….

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