1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sunny Hawaii
    Posts
    4,972
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Broken heart blamed for death of martial arts mentor

    Mainichi Shimbun
    Jan. 9, 2003

    The president of a company that organizes popular "PRIDE" martial arts events hanged himself at a hotel in Tokyo's Shinjuku-ku Thursday apparently after his young lover dumped him, company officials claimed. It was initially believed that Naoto Morishita, president of Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE), a company that organizes "PRIDE" martial arts events, was driven to death due to business-related trouble, but a senior DSE official dismissed the possibility.

    "President Morishita reportedly had an argument with his girlfriend at the hotel. I think he had a fit of depression and took his life," DSE executive Nobuyuki Sakakibara told a news conference held Thursday evening. Sakakibara said the 42-year-old DSE president checked in at the hotel in the Nishi Shinjuku district with his girlfriend on Wednesday night. However, the woman, believed to be in her 20s, reportedly told Morishita that she wanted to separate from him.

    Following the argument, the DSE president holed himself up in the toilet of the hotel room. The woman found Morishita hanged shortly after midnight Wednesday. DSE has organized 24 highly lucrative PRIDE events featuring fights between wrestlers, judo experts and kick boxers since 1997. Sakakibara said the 25th PRIDE event will take place as schedule on March 16.


    Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Mcdojo.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/testing12345703/start
    Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    952
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ****.

    ya ya ya know what i'm sayin'-j roc

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    515
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    wow, something up to date and informative from Kungfoolss.......

    Next thing you know Grandmaster Suk Ten Coks from the WTF will win the UFC.......

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    washington state
    Posts
    2,396
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    GOOD ARTICAL , SAD STORY
    Once a fighter, Always a fighter. Shawn
    -Styles i train in-
    Judo
    Bjj
    Mtkickboxing
    Western boxing
    Wrestling

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    175
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What a tragedy, he died way too early. The guy did a great accomplishment in organizing one of the most popular MMA organizations in the world and that is a good feat.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    527
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What a tragedy, he died way too early. The guy did a great accomplishment in organizing one of the most popular MMA organizations in the world and that is a good feat.
    Word.

    Remember the time in the 6th grade where you got your ass-kicked by that 80-pound short-kid? Got BJJ?
    <marquee>Thai Boxing: Been kicking your ass since 1949.</marquee>

  7. #7
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    GOOD ARTICAL , SAD STORY
    Learn to spell

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    4,569
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thats sad. A young man would hang himself.

    PEACE!
    Ghost of Charles Dickens

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO