Erika Kamimura

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Erika Kamimura
BornErika Kamimura
(1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 26)
Tokyo, Japan
Native name神村江里加
Other namesThe Strongest Female High School Student
NationalityJapanese
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight47.7 kg (105 lb)
DivisionMini-Flyweight
StyleKickboxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofTokyo, Japan
TeamTarget Gym
Years active2008–present
Kickboxing record
Total31
Wins28
By knockout15
Losses3
Websiteameblo.jp/ddondao/

Erika Kamimura (神村 江里加, kamimura erika, also known in Japan as 神村 エリカ, Erika in Katakana) (born December 30, 1992, in Tokyo) is a professional Japanese kickboxer. She won the 2011 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup tournament. She is also the current Rise Queen champion, WBC World Women's Mini Flyweight champion, WPMF World Women's Mini Flyweight champion, and is a former J-GIRLS Mini Flyweight champion.

Kickboxing career[edit]

Having started Karate while she was in Junior High School, she started kickboxing in 2006 when she went to Yamato Dojo with her father.[1]

On February 4, 2007, Kamimura made her amateur debut and won by knockout.

On March 31, 2007, Kamimura beat the younger Madoka Jinnai by Unanimous Decision.

On February 11, 2008, Kamimura made her pro debut against Mika, winning by Decision at the age of 15.

On April 13, 2008, Kamimura was named the MVP of the J-Grow 20 Amateur Tournament with her victory over Madoka Jinnai.[2]

An initial match between Kamimura and Ai Takahashi was canceled after Takahashi injured her orbital bone in training. As a result, Kamimura was entered into the 2011 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup. Having defeated the 2009 and 2010 champion, Rena Kubota, in an exhibition match, Kamimura was a heavy favorite going in.[3] Kamimura won the tournament, finishing her first two opponents and defeating Seo Hee Ham in the final match by decision.[4] Rena Kubota, who fought on the same event but not in the tournament, announced at the event that she would be fighting Kamimura for the first ever Rise Queen title.

Rena defeated Kamimura by decision to win the Rise Queen title at Rise 85. The fight would have been ruled a draw but deducted points gave the match to Rena.[5][6]

At Rise 87, Kamimura defeated Yau~en Fan in 33 seconds by knockout.[7]

Kamimura faced Seo Hee Ham in a rematch at Rise 88 on June 2, 2012.[8] She defeated Ham by unanimous decision.[9] With the victory, plans are being made for a rematch with Rena.

Kamimura entered the 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup on August 25, 2012. She was defeated by Lorena Klijn via unanimous decision in the opening round of the tournament.[10]

She next faced Lomar Lookboonmee for the vacant WPMF World Women's Mini Flyweight (-47.7 kg/105 lb) Championship at RISE/M-1 ~Infinity~ in Tokyo on December 2, 2012.[11] Kamimura defeated Lookboonmee by knockout in the third round.[12][13]

Kamimura retained her WPMF title by defeating Churi Gothawynjim at M-FIGHT SUK WEERASAKRECK II Part.1 on June 16, 2013.[14]

Kamimura then faced off against J-Girls champion Momi for the vacant Rise Queen title at Rise 95 on September 13, 2013.[15] She defeated Momi by unanimous decision to become the new Rise Queen champion.[16][17]

In August, 2104 Kamimura retired from competition citing an unspecified incurable condition that was aggravated by the physical and mental stress of fighting. She maintains a normal life and continues to teach martial arts.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Titles[edit]

Kickboxing and shoot boxing record[edit]

Erika Kamimura kickboxing and shoot boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Amateur Kickboxing record[edit]

Amateur Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "スカパー!松本幸代の格闘徒然草女子中学生キックボクサーの逆襲!!". SportsNavi Japan. 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2007-10-03.
  2. ^ "(結果) J-NET 4.13 大森:湘南格闘の田島、左禅丸を16秒KO". Bout Review Japan. 2008-04-13.
  3. ^ "2011 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Quarterfinals Announced". MMARising.com. 2011-08-08.
  4. ^ "Erika Kamimura Wins 2011 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup". MMARising.com. 2011-08-19.
  5. ^ "Rena Kubota Defeats Erika Kamimura In Rise 85 Rematch". MMARising.com. 2011-11-23.
  6. ^ "RISE 85 Recap and Analysis". LiverKick.com. 2011-11-25.
  7. ^ "RISE 87 Results: Yuki Defends Title, KENJI Wins, Kamimura, Komiyama, Uehara Score Quick Knockouts". LiverKick.com. 2012-03-24.
  8. ^ "Erika Kamimura vs Seo Hee Ham 2 Announced For Rise 88". MMARising.com. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  9. ^ "Erika Kamimura Defeats Seo Hee Ham In Rise 88 Rematch". MMARising.com. 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  10. ^ "Rena Kubota Wins 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Tournament". MMARising.com. 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  11. ^ "RISE/M-1 ~Infinity~ Full Fight Card and Preview". LiverKick.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  12. ^ "Erika Kamimura, Ai Takahashi Victorious At RISE/M-1MC: "Infinity"". MMARising.com. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  13. ^ "【ライズ/M-1】吉本と山本がグローリーの刺客を撃退!水落と神村は世界タイトル奪取". eFight. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  14. ^ "【M-FIGHT】世界5大タイトル戦で神村が秒殺KOで防衛". eFight. 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  15. ^ "Erika Kamimura Set To Face Momi In RISE Queen Title Fight". MMARising.com. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  16. ^ "Weekend Recap: Erika Kamimura, Tessa Simpson Earn Big Wins". MMARising.com. 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  17. ^ "【ライズ】番狂わせ、12連勝の小宮山を一刀がストップ". eFight. 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2013-09-20.

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