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Ueda Mikio challenges the 100 MAN KUMITE - Broadcast LIVE only for "KYOKUSHIN PRIME" members on KYOKUSHIN ONLINE

Kyokushinkaikan introduced a premium tier subscription membership, "KYOKUSHIN PRIME" on its official streaming service, KYOKUSHIN ONLINE. "KYOKUSHIN PRIME" will livestream the 100 MAN KUMITE challenge of the 12 World Open Champion, Ueda Mikio on April 25, 2021.

The 100 MAN KUMITE - the Ultimate Test of the Human Spirit in Kyokushin.

Current World Champion Ueda Mikio, who will defend the Title at the 13th World Open Karate Championship in 2023, will undertake the 100 MAN KUMITE ~ a challenge that several have attempted, but only nine have succeeded during its 50 year history, including most notably, Kancho Matsui Shokei and Shihan Francisco Filho.

It has been 22 years since a Japanese fighter challenged the 100 MAN KUMITE, and for the first time since 1995, the match-time will be returned to the original 2-minutes per opponent from the 90-seconds, as originated by founder Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.

In respect of pandemic protocols and capacity restrictions, 40 select opponents have been chosen to rotate opposite Ueda, all with excellent competitive records at All Japan Championship, and several of Japan's most renowned fighters. As a safety measure, only pre-screened opponents and staff will have access to the Dojo, where the Kyokushinkaikan will livestream the 100 MAN KUMITE globally for the first time in history.

The 100 MAN KUMITE is a much-anticipated event and a valuable opportunity for the Kyokushinkaikan family to witness this remarkable feat, LIVE around the world. Challenger Ueda has expressed his determination, stating, "I will fight to the end, even in the toughest situation. I would like to make this 100 MAN KUMITE a great opportunity to give courage and hope to those who are experiencing challenges of their own during this difficult time." Ueda hopes you will support him in his endeavor, and cheer him on from your home screen.

To commemorate this 100 MAN KUMITE, subscribers to "KYOKUSHIN PRIME" will enjoy unlimited access to prior 100 MAN KUMITE events, including the sensational achievements of Kancho Shokei Matsui and Shihan Francisco Filho, as well as never-before-broadcast content hailing from the vast Media 8 Kyokushinkaikan Video Library archives of World Championship events, All Japan Championships, special training and instructional Kata videos, all accessible anytime, from anywhere.

We welcome you to subscribe to "KYOKUSHIN PRIME" and look forward to joining us in witnessing Ueda's once-in-a-lifetime challenge, as he exemplifies the best of all of us in Kyokushin Karate.

Ueda Mikio 100 MAN KUMITE
Date: April 25th, 2021
Time: 11am (Japan Time)
Place: Kyokushinkaikan Daikanyama Dojo
Fight Time: 2 minutes per person


KYOKUSHIN PRIME Monthly subscription: 550JPY/Month (Special start up offer!)
KYOKUSHIN PRIME Yearly subscription: 5,500JPY/Year (Enjoy 2months free!)

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