Japanese MMA promotion announces SEiZA 5/11 on May 11 in Tokyo.
“Following an outstanding debut event on January 19, CEO of SEiZA Mr Yamaguchi announces the second edition on May 11 at famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The matchmaking for SEiZA 5/11 is in makes,” says the WKN press release on Friday.
SEiZA is a women-only fight show. The project is dedicated to top up the level of entertainment in Japan. International female fighters of various styles are battling out under the rules of MMA. On January 19 SEiZA produced the pilot. The team out of Greece squared off with the fighters from Brazil, Nepal, Lithuania and Japan.
The World Kickboxing Network (WKN) is backbone of SEiZA. The organization is an international matchmaker for the events.
The bouts are held on a circle, like in Sumo. The gloves are small, equivalent to MMA although with more padding, providing more safety for the female athletes. The duration of the contests is 3 x 3 minute rounds, with the predominantly stand up fighting action. The ground work is 30 seconds. The allowed choke and wrestling techniques are from Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. Neither knees to the head nor elbow-strikes are in use. Also no hits to the head allowed on the ground.