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Nobuaki Kakuda Bio

Nobuaki Kakuda (角田信朗, Kakuda Nobuaki, born April 11, 1961 in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese Seidokaikan Karateka.

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Titles
  • 4 Kickboxing record
  • 5 Filmography
  • 6 External links

Career

Kakuda is famous for his first punch knockout win over American mixed martial artist Mavrick at 0:56 seconds in the K-1 Fields Europe GP 2005 as well as being the only K-1 fighter to lose to Akebono, a former Sumo wrestler. He is also one of the K-1 organization's regents. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest and shortest (174cm) participant in the K-1 tournaments.

After working as a referee-in-charge and ringside judge in K-1 events, Kakuda had also served as an executive producer for K-1 under Fighting and Entertainment Group.

Personal life

Kakuda was born in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. He named his son Kenshiro (賢士朗) and daughter Yuria (友里亜) after characters from Fist of the North Star.

Titles

  • 1988 Satojyuku POINT & KO Japan Open Tournament runner-up
  • 1999 Satojyuku POINT & KO Japan Open Tournament runner-up
  • The 7th Kyokushin Weight Category Karate Tournament Heavyweight 4th Place

Kickboxing record

Filmography

  • Narrated and sung the ending theme (Muscle Beat) to Kinnikuman Nisei Movie 1
  • Commanding Sector officer in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
  • Hōsaku Ōkawa in Fist of the Blue Sky
  • Akashachi in Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh II

External links

  • Nobuaki Kakuda on IMDb

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