Makota Uehara’s devastating kick finishes Girard Matthias Charpentier in less than 15 seconds!
Makoto Uehara demolished Girard Matthias Charpentier with a vicious high kick. The match took place at 31st Shidokan Karate Strong Open Tournament.
Now before you start to think if this is karate or kickboxing, let me answer that question for you. I personally would call it kickboxing but it is called a variety of names including glove karate, Shin-Karatel Shinkarate or even “New” Karate.
The new form of karate had me reeled in from the beginning and has become a popular sport. The sport opens up the door for fighters looking to get into the professional kickboxing circuit. This particular fight is more in line with full contact point karate as you’re allowed to knock your opponent out, not just throwing strikes for points. That’s exactly what Makoto Uehara did with a quick high kick, that landed just 10 seconds into the fight.
For anyone that doesn’t know who either of these fighters are here is some key info on both fighters. Uehara was born on November 14, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. His career started in 2008 and since he has taken the 2013 RISE 90 kg title, 2011 RiSE Heavyweight crown and the 31st Shidokan Karate Strong Open Champion which was the final you just watched. His last fight was on July 12, 2014 against Zelg Galesic resulting in him knocking out Zelg with a right hook. As for Girard Matthias Charpentier he was born on November 26, 1982 and is based out of France. Charpentier has has 92 fights with 61 wins including the 2011 Champion De France Karate Contact and the 2010 Champion du Tournoi International Shidokan Tokyo.