March 3, 2017

One Killer II

After a month in Florida it was getting near that time of year again, my birthday. I have a streak going where each year, since I turned 19, for my birthday I am abroad. This marking the 10th year in a row, I couldn’t let my streak end just yet. I opted to fly back to Japan to surprise my friends for their kickboxing event that they were hosting. Without telling anyone that I would be there I showed up with my camera ready.

 

 

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Top Team AROI presents One Killer II, January 2017.

 

 

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Let the fights begin!

 

 

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Tsukasa connects with a right kick to the gut.

 

 

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Tsukasa connects with a right to the jaw.

 

 

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Kohei connects with a right to the face.

 

 

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Kohei lands a left hook to the face.

 

 

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Akiyoshi lands a right to the face.

 

 

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Akiyoshi goes up for the high kick.

 

 

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Fuchimoto san powers his right knee into his opponents gut.

 

 

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The TKO stare-down from Fuchimoto san.

 

 

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Mabo lands a knee to the chest.

 

 

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Mabo follows up with a high right kick to the head.

 

 

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Daisuke lands one of many right punches to the face.

 

 

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The knockout blow from Daisuke.

 

 

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Norio throws a left to the face while taking a middle kick.

 

 

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Norio takes down his opponent with a right to the face.

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