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jeudi 30 octobre 2008

Roger Paschy, karate, full-contact and Thaï-Boxing

Introduction :

Roger Paschy is born in 1944 and is coming from Vietnam. He arrives in France in 1957 and begins with traditional karate.

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.

Roger Paschy vs Scherer
Paschy, left, against Scherer,
1973 European Championships

In 1974 in London, during the teams championships, Paschy loses against the German Wolfgang Ziebart, by Ippon, but the French team wins 3 to 1. In the finals, the French team fights Belgium. These two teams finish with a draw. During sharing fights, Paschy also draws with Lemmens. At the end, French teams wins the tournament.

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.

Roger Paschy vs Schnackenberg
Paschy, left, against Schnackenberg,
1975 European Championships

Paschy would be 3 or 4 times European champion karate team, possibly in 1971 ?, 1972, 1974, 1975.

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.

Full-Contact :

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.

Roger Paschy vs Jhon De Ruyter
Paschy during the European full-contact Championships.
First picture, facing De Ruyter.

Also in 1976, Paschy doesn't participate to the fight in Paris, for USA vs Europe, while he is selected for this evening. Paschy has to met the Mexican Isaias Duenas, PKA World Champion since 1974.

Thaï boxing :

After karate and full-contact, Paschy also practices Thaï Boxing, or Muay Thaï. He has 5 fights in Thaïland.
We know only one result for Paschy. He was beaten, via retirement, at the beginning of the 2nd round against Ron Kuyt, in Amsterdam. We don't know the date of this fight.

Roger Paschy Ron Kuyt
Roger Paschy (right) vs Ron Kuyt

In total, he has established a record of 14 professional fights. Unfortunately, we have no details about these fights.

Roger Paschy Boxe Thai, Thai Boxing Muay Thai
Paschy, left, during a exhibition with Soudareth

In 1978, he organizes a fights evening in the Salle Wagram, in Paris. He leads the Yamatsuki Club, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris.

He broadly participated to the development of the sport in France.

Miscellaneous :

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

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