Francisco Filho (martial artist)
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|Born||Francisco Alves Filho
January 10, 1971
Souto Soares, Bahia, Brazil
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb; 17.0 st)|
6th dan black belt in |
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Years active||19 (1985–2004)|
|Notable students||Nicholas Pettas, Vitor Belfort|
Francisco "Chiquinho" Filho (born January 10, 1971) is a Brazilian former Kyokushin Karateka and kickboxer. He is one of the few karate-ka to have successfully completed the 100 man kumite more than once.
Francisco Filho started Kyokushin kaikan around age of 10 and received black belt six and half years later. He made his professional K-1 fighting debut on July 20, 1997 at the K-1 Dream '97 tournament against Kyokushin and Seidokaikan fighter Andy Hug. This was their second encounter, the first being at the 5th Kyokushin World Tournament in 1991 that resulted in a controversial knockout victory for Filho with a technique that connected after the bell rang. The second fight was also won by Filho quickly earning the Brazilian a large fan base in Japan as well as making him one of the then top contenders for the K-1 World GP Championship title.
Filho has since held championship titles in both K-1 as well as in IKO-Kyokushin Kaikan. He has not taken part in any major competition since 2004 but remains active developing young fighters and in overseeing Brazil’s Kyokushin national team.
Titles and accomplishments
- 1999 7th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (defeated Hajime Kazumi)
- 1997 1st Kyokushin World Weight Tournament Heavyweight
- 1995 6th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (lost to Hajime Kazumi)
- 1995 Brazilian Open
- 1994 Mundialito Open
- 1994 7th South American Championships
- 1993 Brazilian Open
- 1992 6th South American Championships
- 1992 Brazilian Open
- 1991 5th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament final 16 (lost to Kenji Yamaki)
- 1991 Uruguayan Open Karate Championships
- 1990 Paulista Championships
- 1990 Brazilian Open
- 1989 5th South American Championships
- 1989 Paulista Championships
- 1988 Paulista Championships Juniors
- 1988 Brazilian Open 6th place
- 1987 Brazilian Open 7th place
- 1987 Paulista Championships Juniors
- 1986 Paulista Championships Juniors
- 1985 Paulista Championships Juniors
- In 1995 Fancisco Filho completed 100 man kumite in Brazil and in Japan.
16 Wins (9 (T)KO's, 7 Decisions), 7 Losses, 2 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Mas Oyama and 100 man kumite". www.masutatsuoyama.com/. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
- kyokushin.com.br "Historia Shihan Francisco Filho". www.kyokushin.com.br/. Retrieved 2010-01-16.