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Tokyo Fight Club - Tanikawa's Fighting Restaurant

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Asurah, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Asurah

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    Former K-1 head and current Ganryujima leader, Sadaharu Tanikawa, has started a new combat sports venture, a restaurant that hosts live fights. It had its opening night today, featuring many recognizable fight names including Sakuraba, Kawajiri, Tokoro, and more.

    So far it seems most of the stuff has just been exhibitions so I'm not sure if the plan is to hold actual professional bouts in the future or not. For the first night Sakuraba came in to promote his new grappling league, QUINTET.

    Gonnapar faced teammate Dausakon Motasainai under Muay Thai rules


    Rocky Kawamura vs Hikaru Sato under modified classic Pancrase rules


    Kawajiri did some live sparring, including sparring with a small child


    Tokoro also rematched Kazuhisa Watanabe and a Ganryujima bout between Shoma Shibisai vs Vito Rea took place but I haven't seen any footage of those yet. Hopefully they work out some way of broadcasting. If they don't though, they are located in Shibuya and are supposedly english friendly (also looking for english speaking and foreign staff), so if you are in the area you could drop in.

    Official site
     
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    Falconkick A charming asshole

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    Love when a clean head kick lands and sends a bloody tooth flying into my Ramen.....seriously though this is pretty cool.
     
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    Yakuza hang out for sure.
     
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    Interesting that Rizin was retweeting considering Tanikawa owns it
     
  5. Phrozenspite

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    the punishment for any fighter missing weight should be locked in this cage smelling everyone elses food until they win a fight
     
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    The restaurant was promoting Kawajiri as "RIZIN presents"
     
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    Huh. May go take a look around next week.

    Shit website.
     
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    Lemme know how it goes

    Will be in tokyo next month and may check it out if good
     
  9. Asurah

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    From what I saw in articles the plan is to have fights every Friday and Saturday from 8-10 pm
     
  10. Fork

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    tanikawa is the man of a thousand ideas.
     
  11. Okajima

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    Thanks. What’s the cost, any idea?
     
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    Ganryujima is awesome but this sounds kinda shady...
     
  13. Asurah

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    I'm not sure, the opening night was free for a certain number of people so there might not be a good idea of prices yet. I'm not sure if Japan has a good site to look up menus but you might want to try that
     
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    Not sure if you found anything out but here's some info further down the page
    http://www.boutreview.com/3/news/item_2744.html

    Sounds like 3,000 yen should cover you. This weekend it's far smaller names fighting, a few ammy MMA mixed in with wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, and Muay Thai.
     
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