The Japanese PRIDE Fighting Championships are the premier event of mixed martial arts an extreme sport that incorporates elements of judo karate jiu jitsu kickboxing and wrestling into a no-holds-barred style of fighting. Japanese for "Way of the Warrior" BUSHIDO celebrates the samurai tradition with 12 bouts of hand-to-hand combat recorded at Japan's Yokohama Arena in May 2002 and featuring legendary fighters like Mirko Filipovic Takanori Gomi and Ryan Gracie.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/FIGHTING Rating: NR UPC: 787364654598
Spotlight customer reviews:
Customer Rating: Summary: Pride- what can I say? Comment: In the earliest Pride contests I purchased, I really didn't give the Japanese fighters (especially the pro-wrestlers) any legitimacy. They seemed overmatched no matter who they fought, and only when fighting each other was the contest close. There were a few notable exceptions (Sakurabi)but that is my general observation. This DVD demonstrates how bad these dudes have become. Every bout is a knock-down, drag out brawl. Most of the fights are entertaining, and only a few slow spots prevent me from assessing it as four stars. I'm glad I added it to my collection, however. Customer Rating: Summary: Great Card starring Gomi and Minowa... Comment: All of the fights are interesting for Bushido matches (either 1 round or 2). Gomi v Ralph Gracie is short (very) and sweet, while Minowa v Ryan Gracie was quite exciting and had a controversial ending (there needs to be a rematch under regular Pride rules).
This card also has Mirko's first fight after his KO by Randleman in the 2004 Heavyweight GP...three weeks after the match!