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Aoki, Imanari and Kawajiri Take to the Mat

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Daniel Herbertson was on location in Tokyo to witness the second day of K-1 Max and Dream's Akasaka Fight Festival, where Shinya Aoki (Pictures) and Masakazu Imanari (Pictures) took to the mat for a grappling exhibition.

Also, Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pictures) and Hidehiko Hasegawa (Pictures) displayed some excellent technique.



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Post #1   7/3/08 12:02:48PM   

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WAR AOKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

his style of grappling is so hard to compete against. it is so abstract and unconventional. i honestly don't even know what he tapped Imanari with because all i could see was a knot of human limbs

hopefully Aoki can win the LW GP

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Ha! i might be wrong here, but i think Aoki did the Bas Rutten Exorcist neck Crank on Imanari Bas ruttens Exorcist

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Posted by juanez13

Ha! i might be wrong here, but i think Aoki did the Bas Rutten Exorcist neck Crank on Imanari Bas ruttens Exorcist



i thought it was some version of a neck crank, but i wasn't sure as Imanari's head was away from the camera. but after watching 3 times over i would agree

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The Exorcist spreads already!!!!

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Posted by bullettdodger

The Exorcist spreads already!!!!



No offense to Bas, but IMO i think he is a little delusional if he think he invented that move, JJ has been around for a long long time, and im sure someone had thought of it long before, Aoki has probably never trained or seen Bas Ruttens youtube videos, he probably learned that move from somebody else. its like that simpson episode when Homer invented that chair that had those thing in the back so you would fall, but than he realized Thomas Edison has invented it long before ( only thing i could relate it with)

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Posted by juanez13


Posted by bullettdodger

The Exorcist spreads already!!!!



No offense to Bas, but IMO i think he is a little delusional if he think he invented that move, JJ has been around for a long long time, and im sure someone had thought of it long before, Aoki has probably never trained or seen Bas Ruttens youtube videos, he probably learned that move from somebody else. its like that simpson episode when Homer invented that chair that had those thing in the back so you would fall, but than he realized Thomas Edison has invented it long before ( only thing i could relate it with)

South Park episode where Professor Chaos (Butters) is making his usual effort to bring doom and destruction to South Park, but every time he comes up with an idea his partner tells him the Simpsons have already done that

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man that kawajiri-hasegawa match was intensely entertaining! that back mount to gogo to armbar transition from kawajiri was sickkkkkkkkkkk

Post #8   7/3/08 5:41:22PM