Roger Paschy is born in 1944 and is coming from Vietnam. He arrives in France in 1957 and begins with traditional karate.
Paschy practices Shotokan, with Master Taiji Kase, and is very effective in kata.
He is French champion, for the -65 kg, in 1973, 74 and 75, possibly after being a finalist in 1972, facing Patrick Baroux ?
He is three times European champion for the lightweights, in 1972, 1973 and 1975.
In 1972, in Brussels, -65 kg, he beats Mitchell/England, in the finals. The French team also wins in the finals.
In 1973, in Valencia/Spain, Paschy loses against the Italian Paolo Ciotola. He beats Richard Scherer/Germany in the semi-finals after overtime. Eventualy video of the fight : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AucumkTaF0c Paschy def Steve Cattle/England, in the finals.
1973 European Championships
In individuals, Paschy loses against Richard Scherer, who wins the gold medal. Paschy is not on the podium at this edition.
In 1975, at Ostende/Netherlands, for teams championships, Paschy draws against Wolfgang Ziebart/Germany in the semi-finals. French team wins in the finals, against Switzerland.
In individuals, Paschy beats the German Willy Vos. In semi-finals, he beats Bonvin/Switzerland. In finals, Paschy beats against Vos.
1975 European Championships
In 1975, Roger Paschy takes part to the WUKO World Championships Long-Beach/California and finishes 4th. In semi-finals, he loses against the Japanese Murakami, (future World Champion) and loses for the third place to the Dominican Pedro Antonio Rivera, who had beaten Dominique Valera.
As Dominique Valera, Roger Paschy becomes professional in 1976.
In May 1976, Paschy wins the European full-contact title, in Gelsenkirchen/Germany. In the 63-69 kg category, he beats first the kick boxer Jhon de Ruyter, from Netherlands, by ko. After various other fights, Paschy def Kemal Zeriat in the finals, who is instructor in Germany.
First picture, facing De Ruyter.
Thaï boxing :
After karate and full-contact, Paschy also practices Thaï Boxing, or Muay Thaï. He has 5 fights in Thaïland.
In total, he has established a record of 14 professional fights. Unfortunately, we have no details about these fights.
He broadly participated to the development of the sport in France.
Paschy writes a book called "Karate, techniques et efficacité", published by Chiron and another book named "Kick-Boxing, Muay Thaï", published by Sedirep.
Roger Paschy has played, among others, in the action movie "Doctor Justice", in 1975, with John Phillip Law. Fight scenes from the movie : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI5JHZu4yZ4