mercredi 19 août 2015

Bloodsport: the real story of Frank Dux





Everything you need to know about the Kumite, BLOODSPORT and Frank Dux.

  • The international full-contact bare-knuckle Kumite takes place every 5 years in a secret location.
  • The Kumite was sponsored by the International Fighting Arts Association (I.F.A.A.) and the Black Dragon Fighting Society (John Keehan AKA Count Dante's organization). The IFAA was composed of several organization and promoters. The Kumite wasn't sanctioned "It was a small elite clique of the top martial artists in the world saying 'I'm going to send my best versus your best."
  • Martial artists from all styles are united in teams from dozens of countries.
  • Each country is allowed a maximum of 6 of their best fighters. 2 in each weight class: Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight.
  • There were fighters from everywhere. Fighters from every indigenous country. They had a Capoeira fighter from Brazil, even some Monkey kung fu...
  • With the various fighting style at the event. The Kumite was better than UFC.
  • All martial arts are welcome, including wrestling and boxing.
  • Frank Dux stated that the Kumite is not a sport, it is a competition. This is a test of one man and his style versus another man and his style.
  • The Kumite is considered to be the Olympics of martial arts and to qualifie is no easy task. Your instructor must be a member of the IFAA and a tester will test you over the years.
  • Unfortunately, Black people were not allowed to participate in the Kumite. Just like in the movie BLOODSPORT, fighters with Oriental descend or born in Korea, Japan, and China were represented in abondance in the tournament.
  • Each fighter is given identical groin cup and mouthguard.
  • Cup are made out of metal and covers the hip joint. Prevents damage but will not stop the shock transferance.
  • No gloves allowed.
  • However, you can wrap your hands and legs. Not many fighters wrapped their legs because they wanted to keep maximum flexibility there.
  • Wearing a gi top was optional. Most of the guys who didn't wear a gi top were the sumo wrestlers. A lot of fighters wore the traditional full gi.
  • The Kumite is a 3 days elimination-tournament (one loss = elimination)
  • A martial artists fights 20 FIGHTS EACH DAY (10 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon) and rest, see the doctor, or work on strategy with his team on the evening. 
  • You have three matches going at once.
  • The average match would last about 18 to 30 seconds.
  • Three ways to win: KO, submission by saying 'Maitta' (I submit), or be thrown off the platform. No point system.
  • A judge (referee) is only there to call a knockout or stop the match when one fighter has clearly won.
  • The judge makes sure there is no gouging or biting.
  • There was an unwritten rule that you never hit the throat intentionally.

  • Day 1: Matches take place on a 12 x 12 feet platform, 4 feet high. Allow fighting on a circular fashion.
  • Day 2: Matches goes on a 12 x 4 feet platform called "the runway". Forced you to fight on a linear fashion. Dux stated that the spinning kicks paid off there.
  • Day 3: on a traditional rooftop, slippery and made of ceramic shingles. Frank Dux used a lot of grappling on it because he wanted to stay both feet on the slippery rooftop.
  • Condition of the matches changed with each event. One year, you had to stay inside a circle. Another year, they had a cone-shaped platform instead of the third days rooftop. At another year, matches took place in a big pit full of mud.

Some of Frank Dux observations about the fighters and the different fighting styles

  • Traditional judo players went out quick. They would get into a flip and all in a sudden they could feel their hair being torn out. Judo is more of a sport than a fighting method, like jujitsu.
  • Boxers fared better. They were tough but on the second day they couldn't move that much. A good knee attack started to take them out.
  • Sumo wrestlers were the most devastating of the bunch. One sumo made it all the way to the final day.
  • The guys who get very psyched up were usually the first to go.
  • Extreme traditionalists - about half of the fighters in the Kumite - did not survive. They were all eliminated on the first day.
  • John Keehan AKA Count Dante was involved.
  • "Bolo Yueng looks like a pussycat compared to the real Chong Li." Frank recalled that the feared reigning Kumite champion Chong Li was way taller than him (6'2").

2 keys to winning according to Dux. 
  1. Being cross-trained in a number of martial arts. Maybe half the competitors were well-rounded.
  2. Experience in actual combat. The fighters who lasted the longuest tended to be those with military experience. The ones who had a high threshold of pain and who could go beyond the bounds of conventional aggression.


About Frank Dux
  • Born in 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but moved to California, United States at the age of 7. His parents were holocaust survivors.
  • Started training in 1968 around the age of 12.
  • In 1969, by the age of 14, he was already 5'10" and able to knocking out grown men.
  • In high school, he trained with Jack Seki and former Kumite champion Senzo Tanaka.
  • At the age of 19, Frank Dux was the first American to become a Kumite Champion.
  • Frank Dux is a 6'2" American heavyweight with a military background.
  • Said he was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 1981. He was an intelligence specialist on reserved status.
  • Dux didn't wore a gi top because he didn't want to be hindered grabbing and felt he would be quicker without it.
  • One of his favorite technique was to do a little twist and try to break his opponent's knee at the beginning of his matches.
  • Used to fly into action by making leaping attacks.
  • One of the instructors of the Korean White Horse Corps. Dux was nicknamed "The Flying Horse".












Post-Kumite / LIONHEART era
  • Engaged in 2 to 3 fights a week over the next several years. Compiled a record of 329 wins, 0 loss that way.
  • He became an expert on how to avoid being hit and at the same time delivering one hit to drop a guy. The longest fight of his fight career was 1:40.
  • His post-Kumite era was illustrated in the another movie, LIONHEART (1990) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme once again.



Sources:






DEBUNKING THE BULLSHIT...


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Frank Dux self-description
FRANK DUX FATHER OF MODERN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND BASIS OF THE FILM BLOOD SPORT WHICH WAS BASED ON HIS LIFE. GRAND MASTER BLACK BELT KNOWN AS HINSHU DUX, HE IS THE PRACTIONER OF 24 DIFFERENT STYLES OF MARTIAL ARTS. CREATED AND FOUNDED DUX RYU/FASST WHICH IS THE FIRST AMERICAN SYSTEM OF NINJITSU. HE WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN TO EVER WIN THE UNDER GROUND FIGHT TOURNAMENT KNOWN AS THE KUMITE. FROM 1975 TO 1980 HE WAS THE UNDEFEATED FULL CONTACT KUMITE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION {RETIRED UNDEFEATED} . HOLDER OF 16 WORLD RECORDS ,FOUR OF THOSE RECORDS COMING IN A SINGLE TOURNAMENT. HIS RECORDS INCLUDE MOST CONSECUTIVE KO'S -56, FASTEST KO -3.2 SECONDS, FASTEST RECORDED KICK WITH KO AT 72 M.P.H, FASTEST RECORDED PUNCH WITH KO AT .12 SECONDS. FORMER CIA COVERT OPERATIVE -AUTOBIOGRAPHY ENTITLED THE SECRET MAN AN AMERICAN WARRIOR'S UNCENSORED STORY WHICH HE WROTE, NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN THE WORKS WHICH IS HAS WRITTEN CALLED PUT UP YOUR DUX. INDUCTED INTO FIVE OF THE ELITE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAMES. FILM CREDITS AS AN ACTOR INCLUDE HIGHLANDER,MURROW,THE LAST DAYS OF PATTON, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, GET THE TERRORISTS, ONLY THE STRONG. FILMS CREDITS AS FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER INCLUDE BLOODSPORT,LIONHEART, AND ONLY THE STRONG. CO-WROTE THE FILM THE QUEST. STARRED AS HIMSELF IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTITLED PUT UP YOUR DUX {2011}. AVAILABLE FOR FILMS,COMMERCIALS,PERSONAL APPEARANCES, SEMINARS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND MORE.  http://entertainmentatitsbesttalent.weebly.com/



The 1975 Kumite elimination-tournament as illustrated in the movie BLOODSPORT



Frank Dux claims:


From 1975 to 1980 Frank W. Dux fought 329 matches.
He retired undefeated as the World Heavy Weight
Full Contact Kumite Champion.

Mr. Dux still holds four world records:

Fastest Knockout - 3.2 seconds
Fastest Punch with a Knockout - .12 seconds
Fastest Kick with a Knockout - 72 mph
Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament - 56



MMA Translations - One thing I always enjoyed was his self-boasted record for 56 consecutive knockouts in a tournament
Just like you need an 8-man tournament to score 3 consecutive knockouts (2^3 = 8),
2^56 = 72,057,594,037,927,936 competitors




Is it possible to stay Undefeated for that long?



Compares Frank Dux's self-proclaimed 329-0-0 record against todays verified elite MMA Fighters, pro boxers records.


Now ask yourself if it is possible to stay undefeated for 329 Fights.


http://www.strengthfighter.com/2012/12/mike-tyson-rickson-gracie-alexander.html




Let's talk about the Money $$$

The winner of the Kumite earned the title of the “Supreme Warrior” and received the elite and exclusive Kumite Sword

But is it worth the trouble?

Honor and recognition is great but where is the Money!

Professional fighters used to make Money even circa 1975. 





Why fight for free when you can fight for Money?





Frank Dux claims the UFC was named after him cause he was known as the Ultimate Fighter or the Ultimate Fight Champion. Stated that the UFC was originally called the Ultimate Fight Challenge. O’Sensei Dux said “Nobody could beat me – I retired undefeated. I mean truly undefeated.”


Bogus trophy and sword

Consult this article for proofs and more information.


His association with Count Dante and his Black Dragon Fighting Society.

Not the best thing to give you credibility. Count Dante was most likely one of the biggest bullshitters of Martial Arts history.



Sources:
http://fightstate.com/the-definitive-guide-to-frank-dux/
http://fightstate.com/the-richest-mma-fighters/


 
 Frank Dux "Bloodsport" Kumite Highlight Video - Legit! Martial Arts Fights



Final Word:

True or false. I don't really care. Thank you very much to Frank Dux for being the inspiration for the excellent Martial Arts action-movies Bloodsport, Lionheart, and The Quest. And thank you very much to one of my childhood hero Jean-Claude Van Damme who portrayed Frank Dux on the movie screen.








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