Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing… The dilemma about the best and most efficient style will never be answered.
On April 30, 1993, in the heart of Tokyo, the first edition of K-1 took place.
Kazuyoshi Ishii was a Japanese visionary, a practitioner of Kyokushin Karate, who would later create his own style, Seidokaikan Karate, reports kwunion.com.
In order to test the effectiveness of his art, he put some of his athletes to test themselves against experts from other disciplines.
His event’s success was immediate, and it ushered in an era that provided unforgettable fights, stories, and rivalries.
Today we will take a nostalgic trip to the cream of Kickboxing of the 90s. We will remember 5 of the most memorable moments in the history of K-1.