includes two segments:
1. Eliminations of the USA Team
2. 1972 Paris World
held on March 5th, 1972, at Los Angeles and organized by AAKF.
Mainly followers of
traditional Japanese karate are selected. The team members are
James Yabe, James
Field Jr., Tonny Tulleners, Jerry Morrone, George Byrd, Frank Smith,
Dave Vaughan and
John Gehlsen.The Championships take place in Paris, in the Stade de
Coubertin, on the
21st and 22nd April , 1972.
Teams tournament :
The England team eliminates
Japan. The French eliminate the English, before beating the
USA. In the finals, France meets Italy.
François Petitdemange beats his opponent, as Alain
Setrouk. The Italian Guy
Falsione beats Guy Sauvin. Valera gets a draw. Gilbert Gruss beats
France wins the gold medal.
France (Gilbert Gruss, François Petitdemange, Guy Sauvin, Alain
Setrouk and Dominique
2. : Italy (Parisi, Schiappacasse, Munda,
3: United Kingdom
According to some versions, Americans,
Canadians and Japanese would have withdrawn,
given the problems
encountered with the referees, during the teams tournament. The
2nd William Higgins/G.B.
3rd Guy Sauvin/France
This video does not include all of the
Running time 54 minutes