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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Is Erika Kamimura the Queen of Kickboxing? You Decide

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Thursday, 01 December 2011 09:26
  • Written by Dave Walsh

Female fighting in Japan is something different entirely. It has a deeper meaning and has roots that go back many years, as the Japanese have always had a fascination with women in combat. It was evident in how popular Women's Pro Wrestling was in the 80's or how Women's MMA picked up in the 90's and is still creating great prospects, and the same can be said for Kickboxing. Erika Kamimura is young, really young, and she is already a beast. Her coming out party to the world was an exhibition bout against multi-time Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Champion RENA where Erika absolutely brought it. They recently had a rematch where RENA narrowly escaped defeat, but regardless, Erika has arrived.

Watch this awesome highlight of her and decide for yourself. [source]

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" You Can Never Get Enough Shoot Boxing Highlights

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2011 14:31
  • Written by Dave Walsh

Hopefully if you weren't immersed in the world of Shoot Boxing before, you've caught up with the recent Shoot the Shooto show and are sold on Shoot Boxing. It is kind of a sport to itself, but still has its roots deep in the world of Kickboxing. Shoot Boxing is one of the most unique sub-sports imaginable, with Judo throws being a huge part of what makes Shoot Boxing special. In Muay Thai there are sweeps that can earn points, but in Shoot Boxing a full on Ippon is what they are looking for. To help celebrate this, our friend Jill has made a pretty awesome video highlighting the awesome art of the throw and can help explain why Judo has always been my favorite grappling art.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Check Out Buakaw Por. Pramuk's Latest Fight

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Monday, 28 November 2011 21:22
  • Written by Dave Walsh

A busy weekend for fights means that fight videos soon follow. Everyone's favorite 70kg Muay Thai fighter and former K-1 World MAX Champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk was in action again, this time for Thai Fight. His opponent this weekend was Mickael Piscitello to see who moves into the Thai Fight Extreme Finals for 70kg. Seeing as though Kickboxing fans have been chomping at the bit for Buakaw Por. Pramuk to return to Kickboxing action and Thai Fight is winding down, let us know who you want to see Buakaw fight if he does indeed return to the Kickboxing realm from being treated like a god by Thai Fight.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Jean Charles Skarbowsky vs Kamel Mayouf

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Sunday, 27 November 2011 18:42
  • Written by Dave Walsh

This fight against Kamel Mayouf is from Jean Charles Skarbowsy's time on the European circuits. He's significantly trimmer and younger here than in his famous TUF appearance as GSP's Muay Thai coach. He's also a bit raw here compared to, say, his appearances on the King's Cup tournaments in Bangkok, but his distinctive loose, powerful style is already quite apparent.

France has produced some amazing Muay Thai champions and Skarbowsky is up there in the top three from France. (The most famous French boxer would have to be Dany Bill.)

Jean Charles has beaten some very famous Thai names like Orono por Muang Ubon, Suriya Sor Ploenchit, and Lamsongkram Chuwattana. The last is a remarkable feat on size difference alone.

The video is short and the fight offers a graceful, rather atypical finish. Jean Charles is in the blue gloves and Kamel the red.

The upload is by CHOKDEEVIDEO, the Dayman himself.



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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Watch Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs. Artur Kyshenko -- NOW

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Sunday, 27 November 2011 13:42
  • Written by Dave Walsh

We all knew going into this weekend that there was going to be fireworks, but sometimes fights go above and beyond what you expect, and Yodsaenklai vs. Kyshenko from Rumble of the Kings did just that. Both men absolutely went to war on Saturday and we have the video evidence to prove it. This is not a fight that you want to miss by any stretch of the imagination.

Big thanks to Zombie Prophet at IFI.

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