My involvement in that tournament was part of a plan, launched in 1975, to infiltrate the criminal organizations that organized the fights.
However, according to Frank's accounts, "The Kumite" was held in Nassau, Bahamas in 1975, not in Hong Kong like we see in the film. organization yields little evidence of its existence, other than a brief mention on the website. has since disbanded and that the Black Dragon Fighting Society is a "derivative affiliate" of the former organization, which was still in existence when the 1980 magazine article was written. Kumite is one of the three main areas of traditional Japanese karate training, along with kata and kihon (form and fundamentals).In the 1988 film, we see Jean-Claude Van Damme, playing Frank Dux, triumphing over a ruthless fighter named Chong Li, portrayed by a then 50-year-old Bolo Yeung.As stated in the November 1980 magazine interview, titled "Kumite: A Learning Experience," the real Frank Dux did in fact attend and win the 1975 Kumite, weighing in as a heavyweight. The Black Dragon Fighting Society (BDFS) is a sponsor of the Kumite in the From 1975 to 1980 Frank W. He retired undefeated as the World Heavy Weight Full Contact Kumite Champion. Dux still holds four world records: Fastest Knockout - 3.2 seconds Fastest Punch with a Knockout - .12 seconds Fastest Kick with a Knockout - 72 mph Most Consecutive Knockouts in a Single Tournament - 56 Those who believe that the Kumite was a fantastic exaggeration need only to fast-forward thirty plus years to the Mixed Martial Art cage fight genre of today, as CNBC reporter Scott Wapner points out during the segment "From Bloodsport to Blue Chip." Wapner explains that the Kumite essentially gave birth to today's publicly recognized MMA.We initially assumed I would lose, but eventually I became one of the best Kumite fighters to ever participate in the event.According to the movie, the Kumite tournament is a no-holds-barred mixed martial arts competition held in secret every five years.