One short month ago Japan was hit by a terrible Eartquake (9.0) followed by a huge tsunami which resulted in a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant which is still not under control and now is in the most dangerous state (7) of worst nuclear disaster in history.
In December the K-1 was won by Alistair Overeem and Golden Glory had a dominant presence with Kharitonov, Gokhan Saki and Errol Zimmerman and 4 x K-1 champion Semmy Schilt.
So moved by the respect and admiration the Golden Glory fighters received, Golden Glory has teamed up with main sponsor Fight Game (www.fightgametv.com
) to help japan in a very special way.
Golden Glory prepared something very special for the victims in Japan during this last month. Fight Game (www.fightgametv.com
) along with the Golden Glory fighters, coaches, trainers and management collected money for the last month and purchased supplies worth over $120,000.00 which were delivered personally by Semmy Schilt the International K1 Icon to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Where embassies in Japan are evacuated, most foreigners fleeing and even as Japanese people rush to exit Japan, The 7 foot tall Semmy Schilt hopes his presence and fame in Japan will help rebuild a country and community, one small step at a time. Schilt personally witnessed 2 earthquakes in Japan measuring over 6.2 each, but is not deterred from reaching out, and with precautions still will arrive, driving a huge truck on the 13th of April to the Saitama Prefecture in Japan (where only the Emperor of Japan has been) to personally hand out supplies to those in need of aide from this catastrophe.
For 4 x K-1 champion Semmy Schilt and Team it was not enough to gather 15 years of trophies and training gear for an auction in Japan where that money would go to the tsunami victims. So the gracious team from Golden Glory and sponsor Fight Game arrived with the memorabilia as well as this Truck driven by Schilt full of support goods.
In company of his father Gerrit, the 'super sized samurai' Schilt is driving the huge truck with goods over the deserted streets into the a territory in Japan which looks like a ghost town from a horror movie of Stephen King. Semmy's actions along with the full Team's involvement is nothing short of an act of heroism.