Ganryujima 10.21 Returns to Tokyo on October 21
Ganryujima 10.21 returns to Tokyo on Friday, October 21

The fifth edition of Ganryujima Martial Arts fight shows is held on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan live on Fuji Network.

World Kickboxing Network (WKN) continues its transcontinental collaboration in Japanese market. Indeed, the country of the rising sun has been always a prominent platform to accommodate the spectacular shows. The original prove is certainly K-1. The project established in Japan in 90’s eventually took over the world, consequently becoming one of the styles of kickboxing sport.

After an unfortunate collapse of K-1, its former producer Sadaharu Tanikawa didn’t step far from the martial arts entertainment industry. Late 2014 he established the Ganryujima concept. Since the third event Ganryujima collaborates with the number one kickboxing federation – the WKN, that is an official matchmaker for the events.

The previous show was in July. The upcoming Ganryujima 10.21 airs live on Fuji network in three weeks. The beloved 8 Man tournament headlines the event. Indeed, Japanese fans admire such format since the debut days of K-1. Competitors at Ganryujima represent the different schools of fighting. National martial arts are tested on the flat circle equivalent to Sumo. The bouts go under the rules of MMA excluding submissions. The number one requirement is the action.

Fight Card

All Asia 8 Man Tournament -70kg / 3x3mn

Katsunori Kikuno (Karate / Japan) vs Ha Woon Pyo (Taekwondo / Korea)

Igor Permin (Hand to hand combat / Russia) vs Amaraa Khuukhenkhuu (Mongolian wrestling / Mongolia )

Michihiro Omigawa (Judo / Japan) vs Zhang Wensheng (Sanda / China)

Kuntap Charoenchai (Muaythai / Thailand) vs Ali Mahroubakhtiari (Kungfu Toa / Iran)

Reserve fighter: Aditya Katkade (Pehlwani / India)

Ganryujima International Bout – 80kg / 3x3mn
Michele Verginelli (Calcio Storico / Italy) vs Aldo (Brazilian Capoera / Brazil)

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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