Sensational announcement: Norbert Növényi wants to compete at Kyokushin World Tournament

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Norbert Növényi, the one time Olympic wrestler, kick-box and MMA world champion indicated he wanted to compete at the All Kyokushin World Tournament in Budapest, the next month. However, Norbert Növényi is not part of the Hungarian National Team and in order to compete, he needs the personal approval of kancho Hatsuo Royama.

The 52 year old martial artist will fly to Tokyo for a personal interview, sometime the next week.

It turned out that Növényi has been training for the Tournament, in secret, for a while.

Norbert Növényi was introduced to wrestling when he was 3 years old. He won an Olympic gold medal in Moscow, in 1980. He retired from active competition in 1984.

Soon after, he returned into the limelight as kick-boxer. He won a European and World Champion gold medal in kickboxing, in 1986 and 1987.

On January 17, 2009, at age 52, he won a World Champion medal in MMA.

He is also a 1 dan Zen Bu Kan Kempo master.



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