Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shiroobi presents Japanese MMA database Wajyutsu Keisyukai Dojo and Fighters list

I made list of Wajyutsu Keisyukai (Biggest MMA gym in Japan) Dojo.Head of Dojo have asterisk mark.I add where built dojo.If you have interest WK fighters.It can be interesting.I'm too tired to add minimum explain.You can use google.So I guess it's not hard to getting fighters info.

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tokyo Honbu (Monzen Nakamachi Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tokyo Honbu Official

Yushin Okami
Yushin Okami Official Blog
Koji Ando
Yasuhiro Urushitani
Yasuhiro Urushitani Official Blog
Hideki Kadowaki
Hideki Kadowaki Official Blog

Naoko Omuro
Naoko Omuro Official Blog
Hayate Usui
Yoichi Fukumoto 

Wajyutsu Keisyukai GODS (Grappling Of Destructive & Striking) (Senzokuike Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai GODS Official

*Taiyo Nakahara
Emi Fujino
Mark Striegl

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Akza (Niiza Saitama Pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Akza Official

*Hirokazu Nishimura
Naho Sugiyama
Takayo Hashi
Juntaro Ami

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Yokohama Dojo (Kawasaki Kanagawa pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Yokohama Dojo
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Yokohama Dojo Youtube channel

*Yuji Hisamatsu
Yusaku Tsukumo

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Hearts (Shinjuku Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Hearts Official

*Kenji Osawa
Kenji Osawa Official Blog
Shinya Irei

Wajyutsu Keisyukai K-Taro Dojo (Oimachi Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai K-Taro Dojo Official

*K-taro Nakamura
K-taro Nakamura Official Blog
Motoki Miyazawa
Motoki Miyazawa Official Blog

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Takadanobaba Dojo (Takadanobaba Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Takadanobaba Dojo Official

*Katsuya Toida

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Toikatsu Dojo (Nakano Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Toikatsu Dojo official

*Katsuya Toida

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Team Vamos (Tenri Nara pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Team Vamos Official

*Yushi Shiori

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Iwate Shibu (Kitakami Iwate pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Iwate Official

 *Takuya Fujimura

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Duro (Chiba Chiba pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Duro official

*Toshihiro Suda (ex Box Japanese Ranker)
Masaaki Sugawara

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Suruga Dojo (Numazu Shizuoka pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Suruga Dojo official
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Suruga Dojo Youtube channel

*Kenichi Serizawa
Yuta "Uruka" Sasaki
Hiroki "AB" Aoki
Daisuke Endo

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Fujisan Dojo (Yunoki Shizuoka pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Fujisan Dojo Official
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Fujisan Dojo Youtube Channel

*Kenichi Serizawa

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Four Rhombus (Kasugaicyo Yamanashi pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Four Rhombus Official

*Kenichi Serizawa

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Hyogo Shibu (Itami Hyogo Pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Hyogo Shibu Official

*Tatsunori Tanaka

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Wakasugi Dojo (Fukuoka Fukuoka Pref)

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Wakasugi Dojo official

*Naritsugu Wakasugi
Yuta Nakamura

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tlive (Kameari Tokyo)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tlive Official

*Satoshi Nishino


Wajyutsu Keisyukai Knuckles (Hikari Yamaguchi Pref)
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Knuckles Official

*Yuta Yasunaga



Wajyutsu Keisyukai Webpag
Wajyutsu Keisyukai Official

Cage Force Official Page
Cage Force Official


D.O.G. Offical page
D.O.G. Offical

Older event (web page not exist now)


I write bit bout how Wajyutsu born.It is minimum info inside one article though.

SKILL MMA : Cult Martial Arts in MMA

original forum post 18/10/2007

Monday, October 19, 2009

Martial Arts exist in Japan

Which martial arts exist in Japan? I research about that question.Link is basically which martial art's most authoritative Commission or Federation or Dojo.I plan to write about different list about kick boxing and Muay Thai lately.

All Japan Judo Federation

Kodokan's Jigoro Kano's statue

Kosen Judo
It's Judo but focus on grappling.Watch wikipedia for rule.
Wikipedia Kosen Judo

Shichitei Judo (Seven imperial university's Judo)
Yuki Nakai and Shiko Yamashita have this martial arts back ground.
It's only hold at imperial university (Wikipedia (Seven imperial university)).All 7 imperial university in Japan have shichitei judo club.It's focus on grappling like Kosen Judo but difference is no "Mate (Wait)" call so just people can focus on grappling.Shichitei Judo's game hold by each school's team.So there is type of player just beat and next guy to guy,or just aim draw.When Team beat other team's 15 people,game is over.This concept make grow each competitors specialty.One fighter just aim finishes and other just aim defence for draw.

Youtube Shichitei Judo (Japanese)

At Japanese wikipedia Yuki Nakai import "stop don't move" concept to mma from Shichitei Judo.I have no source except wikipedia so I just give reference.Youtube video have "stop don't move" scene.

Japan Karatedo Federation


Shotokan Headquaters




Kyokushin Kaikan Headquaters


Seido Kaikan Headquarters

Daidojuku (Wajyutsu Keisyukai's roots)

Daidojuku Headquarters

Japan Sambo Federation

Jiu-Jitsu Federation Of Japan (head Rickson Gracie)

Axis Jiujitsu Academy Chiba (One of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu affiliate Gym)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Of Japan (head Yuki Nakai)

ADCC Japan


Japan Wrestling Federation

Japan Boxing Commission

Nippon Kenpo

Isamu Sugiuchi and Yoshifumi Dogaki have this martial arts back ground.
Nippon Kenpokai official

Wikipedia Nippon Kenpo

Nihon Sumo Kyokai (Pro)

Japan Sumo Federation (Amateur)

Aikiai Foundation

All Japan Kendo Federation

Kendo Federation Headquarters

Shorinji Kempo
Pancrase's Yuki Kondo and Miki Shida have this martial arts back ground.
Shorinji Kempo Organization

Wikipedia Shorinji Kempo

Japanese Self Defense Army Martial Arts

Combination of Nippon Kenpo and Aikido

Capoeira Angola Center Japao

Japan KURASH Federation

Wikipedia Kurash

Japan Pencak Silat Association

Wikipedia Silat

Taekwondo world org is separated by political reason.
I have no idea how many org exist in Japan.
International Taekwon-do Federation Japan

Japan Taekwondo Association


Masato Fujiwara,Takumi Yano,Takefumi Hanai and Takeharu Murahama have this martial arts back ground.
Nihon Koppo Budo Association Official

My article about Koppo

SKILL MMA's Japanese Martial Arts Gym or Venue photo series

Friday, October 16, 2009

Look back Vale Tudo Japan with 5 fights

Vale Tudo Japan 09's ticket sales is very well even with high price.Why?I give some old fight's explanation and make some hype for you. Vale Tudo Japan rule at 09 event is most resemble to Sengoku rule.Allow stomp and knee on ground.Which make more finish and make duel atmosphere.

Import point is

1 : Vale Tudo is Martial arts vs Martial arts for survive.
2 : Vale Tudo is contempt about fighter's safety.More duel than fight.
3 : Brazilian Jiujitsu is biggest background at that era.
4 : Vale Tudo Japan loser try to find what they don't know and teach to student.
5 : Brazilian Jiujitsu become part of MMA.MMA fighter start find way to win with MMA skill.

Let's look back Vale Tudo Japan with 5 fight I choices.

1: Yuki Nakai over Gerard Gordeau at VTJ 1995

Shooto LW champ Yuki Nakai graduate Hokkaido University and have Shichitei Judo (I will explain this at other post) background face Karate Practitioner Gerard Gordeau who is over 100kgs.

At early Vale Tudo era,there is aspect of martial arts vs other martial arts.Martial Arts master fight for continuous of his skill.So there is lot of malice.MMA is not exist at there.They just want define which is strongest martial arts.Therefore, rule limitation getting contempt.Gordeau is the guy bite Royce's arm at UFC 1.Then he eye-gouge Nakai and make Nakai one eye blind.The result make him eternal retire from MMA.

At VTJ 94,Shooto fighter can't win against foreigner.Yuki Nakai want prove Shooto fighter can fight.He said "I can beat ***** or ***** (pro wrestler name) ".Shooto make a less attention at that days.When He talk about Vale Tudo Japan he say "I could die for Shooto at that day".His win against Gordeau, and VTJ finalist status really first time to tell Shooto's promotion's value for outside world.

Yuki Nakai's gym Paraestra produce strong grapple fighter like Shinya Aoki or Satoru Kitaoka.

2: Enson Inoue over Randy Couture at VTJ 1998

Enson Inoue is Japanese American (Nikkei 4th generation) who training kick boxing. Add BJJ skill under Relson Gracie.Which is important.Because guy like Yuki Nakai learn BJJ from him,So basically Enson is father of BJJ in Japan.He show his BJJ skill and won against that date's UFC champ.That won helps he and Shooto's existence grow.Enson got many attention from Japanese MMA magazine because of this fight.

Enson Inoue make his gym Purebred and many elite fighter like Norifumi "kid" Yamamoto,Tetsuji Kato and Ganjo Tentsuku improve his skill at there.

3 Rickson Gracie over Yoshinori Nishi at VTJ 1994

Yoshinori Nishi is Daidojuku champ.Who faced Rickson at VTJ.But he don't know about what Vale Tudo is and make him cost lose.His famous words is "I Recognize run from fight by fear of defeat is such a shame.I aim dream of a man "be a strong man"(whatever happen from fighting) "
He prove his words but not by him.He establish Wajyutsu Keisyukai which is today's biggest gym group in Japan.Nishi and one of Wajyutsu's gym master Ryusuke Moriyama learn Judo from Masahiko Kimura.But at VTJ he can't fit his Judo at Vale Tudo game.Wajyutsu Keisyukai add some Brazilian Jiujitsu aspect and mix there Judo game.Therefore Wajyutu's grappling have some differ taste at that days.

Caol Uno debut at Shooto in 1996.He participate VTJ from 1998.He draw Andre "dede" Pederneiras who is Nova Uniao founder and show Wajyutsu can compete Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Rickson Gracie get know martial arts audience his name by his UFC 1 winner Royce's famous remark "Rickson was 10 times better than he was." Unfortunately He have only 11 fight and retire to defend self reputation.But Gracie and his family's influence's value is eternal.

Yoshinori Nishi

4 ,Rumina Sato over Ricardo "Ricky" Botelho

At that day Brazilian Jiujitsu dominate at Vale Tudo.But slowly fighter realizes Brazilian Jiujitsu is not only way to win a game.Rumina Sato his father born in 1993, his father named "Rumina" took word from Latin's "Luna (moon) " and "Lupinus (wolf (if it go exact mean "Lupinus" is plant name but Lupinus words come from "Lupus"= wolf ))".Train under Noboru Asahi at Kiguchi Dojo .His win against Botelho show gain Brazilian Jiujitsu's knowledge and add some other skill make possibility to beat Brazilian Jiujitsu's black blt.Later wrestling and ground pound really come to mma.But at this moment leg lock is really important skill to beat who don't know about leg lock.

Rumina Sato

5 David Levicki over Kazuhiro Kusayanagi at VTJ 94

At early Vale Tudo's era weight difference is ignored.Because they define it as street fight show in venue.So Levicki who over 132kg face Kusayanagi who is fight for 70kgs at career.Kusayanagi lose.That make journalist headline "Japan weakest"
at martial arts magazine.Shooto people want revenge about it.That is huge motivation for Shooto guy's evolve.

Kazuhiro Kusayanagi leave Kiguchi Dojo and make his own K'z Factory gym where many elite fighter like Takanori Gomi,Akira Kikuchi,Kotetsu Boku and Masahiro Oishi improve his skill at there.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gomi vs Hervey,Mamoru vs Taitano for Vale Tudo Japan 09

Three match and 1 participants updated for Sustain's Vale Tudo Japan 09.

Takanori Gomi (Kugayama Rascal) vs Tony Hervey (MASH Team) (Current KOTC LW champion)
Mamoru Yamaguchi (Shooting Gym Yokohama) vs Jesse Taitano (Spike 22)

Tenkei Fujimiya (Shooting Gym Yokohama) vs Tito Jones (MMA inc)

So far current VTJ 09line up is.

VTJ rule 5 round 5 minutes

Takanori Gomi (Kugayama Rascal) vs Tony Hervey (MASH Team)

Lion Takeshi (Shooting Gym Yokohama) vs Alexandre Franca Nogueira (Club de luta)

Tenkei Fujimiya (Shooting Gym Yokohama) vs Tito Jones (MMA inc)

Shooto Rule For Shooto welter weight title 3 round 5 minutes

Willamy Chiquerim (Nova Uniao) vs Kenichiro Togashi (Paraestra Hiroshima)

Shooto Rule 3 round 5 minutes

Mamoru Yamaguchi (Shooting Gym Yokohama) vs Jesse Taitano (Spike 22)


Rumina Sato (roots)

Yoichiro Sato (Gracie Barra Tokyo)

My writing about first report for VTJ 09 match ups

My writing about Shooto's "Revolutionary Exchanges 3" card's possibility fighter exchanges with pancrase

Monday, October 12, 2009

Japan Martial Arts Federation start

Japan martial arts federation start at October 20.Reception and press conference will be hold at that day.It's 8th affiliate federation under Japanese wrestling federation.Japanese wrestling federation's head Tomiaki Fukuda will be leader of new federation too.

Sengoku,Pancrase,Shooto,ZST are participate by pro organization.Muay Thai,Sambo,BJJ,Combat Wrestling,Pankration,Belt Wrestling,Kurash,Silat are paticipate as amateur organization.

Purpose for foundation is bring competitor for event controlled by Japanese Olympic committee.FILA (Federation Internationale des Luttes Associees aka International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) start MMA committee and it makes wrestling and other martial arts's exchange is important reason too.

At first Japan martial arts federation will bring competitors for Asian Indoor Games.

It will be the third and the last annual asian indoor games event before merging with asian martial arts games.

Next is bring competitor for world grappling event hold by FILA in Florida in 2009 December and world martial Arts games hold in Beijing in 2010 Summer.

2009 Asian Indoor Games

My article about World martial arts games and Asian martial arts games

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One Shot Kill (a.k.a. Ichigeki)

Kuramoto Juku (Nariharu Kuramoto's Dojo)

You may have never heard of Nariharu Kuramoto, but he's taught his karate skills to MMA fighters like Fanjin Son and Sotaro Yamada. This video shows him punching iron to make his fist stronger.

Big thanks to Chris Nelson (from Bloody Elbow) for English and editing.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Japanese MMA scene fighter blog list

I list up Japanese scene MMA fighter's blog.If you have favorite fighter at here.You can check them.Of course it writing at Japanese.Maybe you can only enjoy photo image.


Takeya Mizugaki's blog

Takanori Gomi's blog

Maanori Kanehara's blog

Tatsuya Kawajiri's blog

Katsunori Kikuno's blog

Yoshihiro Akiyama's blog

Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto's blog

Rin Nakai's blog


Yushin Okami's blog

One FC

Shinya Aoki's blog

Koetsu Okazaki's blog

Nobutatsu Suzuki's blog

Yusuke Kawanago's blog

Yasuhiro Urushitani's blog


Taiyo Nakahara's blog

Takeshi "Lion" Inoue's blog


Hiroyuki Takaya's blog

Hiromasa Ogikubo's blog

Wataru Miki's blog

Hideo Tokoro's blog


Kuniyoshi Hironaka's blog

Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura's blog

Caol Uno's blog

Hideki Kadowaki's blog

Tetsu "Hadairo" Suzuki's blog

Shinichi "BJ" Kojima's blog

Rambaa "M16" Somdet's blog


Shintaro Ishiwatari's blog

Paraestra Osaka (Takumi Nakayama write)'s blog

Isao Kobayashi's blog

Kiyotaka Shimizu's blog

Mitsuhisa Sunabe's blog

Guy DeLumeau's blog

Akitoshi Tamura's blog

Yuki Kondo's blog

Ryo Kawamura's blog

Keiichiro Yamamiya's blog

Eiji Ishikawa's blog


Satoru Kitaoka's blog

Yuki Motoya's blog

Tatsumitsu Wada's blog

Mizuto Hirota's blog  

Yoshiro Maeda's blog

K-Tato Nakamura's blog

Daisuke Nakamura's blog 

Takafumi Otsuka's blog

Masakazu Imanari's blog

Michihiro Omigawa's blog

Yuya Shirai's blog

Ryuta Sakurai's blog

Yusaku Nakamura's blog

Luiz's blog


Keisuke Fujiwara's blog

Ryosuke Tanuma's blog


Yuka Tsuji's blog

Takayo Hashi's blog

Naho Sugiyama's blog