Tag: K1

Instant classic: Remy Bonjasky – Semmy Schilt 2003 (video)

The 2003 K-1 WGP in Fukuoka, Japan, gathers around some of the best kickboxers under one ceiling.

The tournament consists of 7 K-1 rules super fights and the event serves as a general repetition for the fighters before the big tournament that takes place t the end of the year in Tokyo. Continue reading “Instant classic: Remy Bonjasky – Semmy Schilt 2003 (video)”

K-1 Legend Peter Aerts comes back with a first-round KO (video)

Three-times K-1 World Heavyweight GP winner Peter Aerts made his comeback in a vintage fashion

“The Dutch Lumberjack” stormed the ring one more time on the 19th of January in one of his favorite cities in the world – Tokyo, Japan. The K.O. old-school machine destroyed his opponent in the first round, despite tearing his bicep at the very beginning of the fight. Continue reading “K-1 Legend Peter Aerts comes back with a first-round KO (video)”

Throwback Thursday: First K-1 Grand Prix in history (video)

Kyokushin World Union (KWU) reminds about the glory moments of kickboxing and in particular the K-1 variation.

KWU published a review of the first K-1 Grand Prix. The video clip is 11:30 min long and is a must to see.

In 1993 a global phenomenon was born thanks to the Japanese Kyokushin master Kazushi Ishii. Ishii created K-1: an elimination kickboxing tournament that has been held annually since 1993 by the K-1 organization. Each year, K-1 held various 16-men, 8-match Grand Prix style tournaments throughout the world to determine which 16 fighters will compete in the K-1 World GP. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: First K-1 Grand Prix in history (video)”