French delight in next chapter of Karate Decades Best

2020-12-15

French delight in next chapter of Karate Decades Best

A thrilling new chapter of Karate’s Decades Best is coming to WKF YouTube channel this weekend.

A thrilling new chapter of Karate’s Decades Best is coming to WKF YouTube channel this weekend. Karate fans will enjoy a memorable Kumite fight as one of the best showcases of the power of French Karate takes the stage in Chapter 7 Series 2 of Karate’s Decades Best.

France’s Kenji Grillon and his outstanding clash against Japan’s Ryutaro Araga in the final of Male Kumite -84kg of Paris 2012 World Championships will be revived in the next Karate’s Decades Best. Enthusiasts of the sport will have the opportunity to review one of the most electric bouts of the 2012 World Championships.

In front of a packed Paris Bercy sports hall, Kenji Grillon used the impeccable support from the stands to reach the final. The French karateka, who had won the Cadet World Championships only five years earlier surprised favourites and met Japan’s up-and-coming sensation at the time, Ryutaro Araga. The result was one of the most memorable Kumite bouts of the tournament.

TWO KARATE ICONS COMMENTING

Chapter 7 Series 2 of Karate’s Decades Best will have yet another incentive: two Karate icons at the commentaries. The bout will be commented by former World Champions and Karate idols Davide Benetello of Italy and Gilles Cherdieu of France, together with WKF TV Commentator Billy Brennan.

The strength of French Karate, their rivalries when they were competitors, and the future of Karate will be among the topics to be discussed by Benetello and Cherdieu during the programme.

The seventh chapter of Episode 2 of “Karate’s Decades Best” will be available on WKF YouTube Channel on Friday, December 18.

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BOUTS

COMMENTATORS

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Paris 2012: Chapter 1

Final Female Kata: R. Usami (JPN) vs S. Scordo (FRA)

Maria Dimitrova

Gakuji Tozaki

Billy Brennan

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Paris 2012: Chapter 2

Final Male Kumite -60kg: D. Brose (BRA) vs A. Mehdizadeh (IRI)

Douglas Brose

Fariba Madani

Billy Brennan

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Paris 2012: Chapter 3

. Final Female Team Kata: Italy vs Japan

Antonio Diaz

Mo Sheung Grace Lau

Billy Brennan

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Paris 2012: Chapter 4

. Final Male Kumite -75kg: L. Busa (ITA) vs R. Aghayev (AZE)

Vicky Panetsidou

Davide Benetello

Billy Brennan

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Paris 2012: Chapter 5

. Final Female Kumite -50kg:  A. Recchia (FRA) vs H. Li (CHN)

Billy Brennan

Gilles Cherdieu

Wayne Otto

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Paris 2012: Chapter 6

. Final Male Team Kata:  Italy vs Japan

Billy Brennan

Robert Hamara

Nguyen Hoang Ngan

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Paris 2012: Chapter 7

. Final Male Kumite -84kg: K. Grillon (FRA) v R. Araga (JPN)

Billy Brennan

Gilles Cherdieu

Davide Benetello

Available on WKF YouTube channel on December 18