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Underground fighting in Japan

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  1. FMAxBoxing Blue Belt

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    Holy shit.....these fights look brutal and exciting.....I just found it interesting that something like this would exist, in Japan of all places. (Then again, Yakuza.....nuff said.)

    I recall Enson Inoue mentioning something about an underground fighting tournament where Yakuza members participate in....It was when he was a guest in the Joe Rogan Podcast......

    I just thought I would share this. :icon_conf
     
  2. JdS Evil Overlord™

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    Underground? Stadium, professional lighting systems, TV broadcast, heavy media presence, commentators.. How is that underground?
     
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    i would guess its funded by yakuza?
     
  4. canuckx White Belt

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    I live in Japan and I've never seen nor heard of this. This is not on any tv network and those aren't stadiums.
    It is organized, but so are many things that aren't legit. I'm definitely going to look into this and see if I can go.
     
  5. Henddong Blue Belt

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    lol me and my friends trained at one of their gym in osaka. we actually trained with someone called Ken Mun who fought at K1 versus Nagashima Jienotsu
     
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    Fightu Clubuuu!
     
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    yes and the ones in Osaka City are run by korean yakuzas
     
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    just watched the video..wow they actually featured yamane dojo!!! man that brings memories
     
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    Theres Korean Yakuza? I know very little about this in general but thought Yakuza was a Japanese thing?
     
  11. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    So was PRIDE. So is Toyota, probably, to some extent.
     
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    kinda weird that throws are forbidden, dont really see how that gets them closer to street fighting. if i had to fight someone in the street i would throw them and run
     
  14. Lethal_Striker Gold Belt

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    Maybe these events aren't being held in the Saitama Super Arena but it's still in a venue with rings, protective gloves for the fighters and referees. When you think underground fighting it's usually in some warehouse with only some wraps on the fighters hands and no referees.
     
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    It looks like kickboxing with ground-and-pound. I only watched the first couple minutes, but these guys didn't seem to have any clue about ground defense.
     
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    More like fight crub :D
     
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    so what happens if you lnp? executed?
     
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    Lol.
     
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    Thanks for sharing TS. I am suprised these guys don't have a ground game seeing as Judo is one of the most popular sports in japan.
     
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    This is something ive thought about a lot lately. How good are judokas on the ground. I always assumed that it depended largely on where and how you learnded your judo. I read about how the only Judokas who are still good on the ground are from Japan and Brazil. And I think thats bc the rest of the world trains judo strictly for the olympics type judo competition. My buddy who is a BJJ purple belt says he smokes high level judo guys on the regular. Id love to hear some opinions on this.
     

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