Came across this video the other day. I guess the documentary has come out already, although I don’t think it got a wide release. Anyway, I’d be interested in seeing it.
The 100 man kumite is a crazy Kyokushin Karate test of skill, spirit and just cheer determination. A man fights a hundred men for a minute and a half each. The 100 men vary in skill level. Still, some of them are top fighters.
Here are some highlights of Francisco Filho’s 100 man kumite. His second! This guy actually did it twice.
Filho was a great champion. He won the World Open Tournament in ’99, then he went on to become a K-1 fighter. In this video you can see him fighting his nemesis, Hajime Kazumi.