百人組手

 極真空手道以強大的實戰能力和超凡的意志而聞名於世。
能有這様的根基除了大山倍達總裁的努力外、
亦繫於各弟子努力的成績和表現。
為了保持極真空手道的崇高精神、
大山總裁創立了一項只供極真空手道採用之終極測試、
名為「百人組手」。意即與100人決門。
「百人組手」被視為極真空手道中之極限挑戰。
挑戰者須以全接觸式打法分一百個回合、
毎回合為時兩分鐘和一百名對手進行對戰。
只要在任何一個回合被對手擊倒超過五秒鐘、
即被判為是項挑戰失敗。


在創立這個極限挑戰之前。大山總裁以身作則、親身體驗這挑戰的可行性。
首先、他在弟子中挑選出善戰的黑帶弟子作為他的對手。
以毎一回合兩分鐘的時間、一個接一個地和他對決。
直至所有被挑選的弟子都和他對決過後、便安排他們重覆再鬥。
直至100場對決完成為止。當時、他毎天接受100人的挑戰。
完成後便休息、然後等待第二天重覆的對決、
如是者、他一共接受了3天的挑戰。
合共完成了歴史性的300人組手。


在這三天之中、部份弟子有幸與其師對決两至三次。
但大部份都在第一次的對決中受傷而未能有下一次的機會。
第四天時、當大山倍達正想再繼續他的挑戰時、
才發覺己沒有弟子有能力再和他比試、這才終止了這次的測試。
在這三天的測試中、大山總裁沒有穿戴上任何護具。
以全接觸式打法和他的精英弟子進行對決、更將他們全數擊敗。
這就是極真武道精神之表現。


初期「百人組手」是分兩天、毎天挑戰50人來完成。
直至1972年、大山總裁為進一歩提高其難度、
將之改為一天内接受100人挑戰的「百人組手」。


百人組手紀録

 

Hundred people Kumite

Kyokushin Karate is famous for its powerful combating ability as well as the superb determination demonstrated by its practicioners. This foundation was built by President Oyama’s hardwork as well as all his disciples’ performances and results.

In order to maintain the noble spirit of Kyokushin Karate, President Oyama established an ultimate test, called the 'hundred-man kumite’ , meaning to fight a hundred men.

The 'hundred-man Kumite’ is regarded as the ultimate challenge in Kyokushin Karate.

The challenger has to fight a hundred rounds in full contact style, with one hundred opponents in rounds of two minutes each. If the challenger is being knocked out by over 5 seconds in any round, he will be judged as failing the test.

Prior to establishing this ultimate challenge, President Oyama himself tried it out to experience the feasibility of this challenge.

First, he hand-picked his most skilful black belt disciples as his opponents, fighting them one by one in rounds of two minutes each. After all disciples have fought their rounds, they are asked to come back again until a hundred rounds have been fought.

Back then, President Oyama fought 100 men on each day, taking a rest when it was done and start it over again the next day. In this format, he fought a total of 3 days in a row, completing a historical 300-man kumite.

In these three days, some of his disciples had the luck to fight him two to three times, but most ended up being injured and did not have the second chance.

On the fourth day, when President Oyama would like to continue, he found that none of his disciples has the ability to fight him anymore, and thus he ended the test.

In these three days, President Oyama had been fighting ‘full contact’ style with his best disciples without any protective gear, demonstrating fully the Kyokushin Budo spirit.

In the early days, the hundred-man kumite was being held over two days, challenging 50 men per day. Since 1972, President Oyama further lifted its level of difficulty and changed it to fighting one hundred men in one day.

Hundred people Kumite record