Monday, October 29, 2007

A.E. Factory



Saturday, October 27, 2007

Yanagi Kotaro

Some of you might remember a friend of mine that got hit by a car at the age of 17 and spent a couple of weeks in a coma! His name is Kotaro, and we worked on a movie together called "House of Smackdown" . He is now 21 and has come a very long way from the time after he woke up, his story is just incredible. We are still friends and recently he has been getting ready for a theatre play, so he is spending all his time rehearsing for that. Anyway, he spent a few days at my house and we have been having a good time. It was almost like having another kid!

この人分かりますか?柳幸太郎です、昔は映画”一軒家プロレス”を一緒に出まして。それからの付き合いです、弟か子供か友達か良く分からないけど。本当にいいやつです、最近は舞台の練習場は家の近くでやることになっていて、家に泊まっていたので子供たちは元気よく遊んでいました。しかし、UNOは弱いです。。。ここでは、リングネームを考えてくれと頼んできたので。青い目のサムライ Vs. 黒い目のサムライ!強そうですよ?49kgしかないです、自分は今105kg!半分以下です、それを聞いてすぐにプロテインシェ-キをつくってあげました。やっぱり男は50kgを切ることは良くないでしょう。。。舞台稽古頑張ってね!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Kick Returns by Athletic Enterprise!

昨日は代々木第二体育館でKick Returnはうちの会社がやりまして、試合はすごく面白かったです。自分が選ぶMVPは誰よりもかがやいていたのはあらしゴロ選手でした、Ryo Pettasはよくスパーリングではお世話になっていますのでワンロップ選手との試合はやっぱり熱くなりました。本当にいい試合でした、あらし選手は小型選手なのでその戦いを見て僕は感動しました、しかもあの日本キラーに文句なしの勝利を手に入れました!おめでとう、これからも頑張って。

Sunday, October 21, 2007


I was just thinking that this Blogging thing can get out of control quite easy. Since Koichi started his blog I have been checking it out, I have actually become a regular visitor on his blog! I spend that much time with him already as it is, and then I come home and check out what he has been doing! on his blog? I am not quite sure why? He is very exited about it, and says that he really enjoys it, I also enjoy the whole concept, but can't get my head around it. I am not quite sure what it is people want to hear about or read? I started my blog more to keep in contact with the fans and friends that I have out there, but that was a long time ago, when I had broken my leg and there was no guarantee that I would be fighting again.I wanted to make a place for the people that were interested to get together and communicate. It has later evolved into the Q&A that is on my BBS, and now I am not quite sure if I can call it a BLOG? The blogs that are out there now, have evolved into something very different from what I started. I am feeling a bit out of touch with the blogging world...I can see that such a personal kind of way of blogging is kind of addictive. I hope that he keeps it up, now that he has started it.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Koichi New Blog !

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Spirit Gym! とK-1トルコ大会、Koichi Pettas

土曜日の稽古は本当に気持ちよかったです、大人のメンバーがあれだけ来ると気合は最高に気持ちいです。スピリットジムの空手は普通の空手とちょっと違うんですが、基本は基本ので一本一本に気合を入れてやります。それはGOLD'S GYM HARAJUKU店であの階で思い切り気合を入れると筋トレーニングしている連中には申し訳ないですが、本当に気持ちいいです。道場は小さいですけど、きもちがこもっているので来ている生徒はみんな熱いです。今日は自分も指導が入っていますので、18:30時に行ってきます。今日も熱い練習をしたいです。熱い練習って言うのは今日朝から続いています、Koichi選手は11月の2日にトルコK-1予選大会に出るので。ジムで二人だけでスパーリングとミット、コンビネーションをやりました。何だか、すごく新鮮な気持ちでいま一緒に朝から走ったりして、ジムワークも頑張って自分も戦う気持ちになっているので本当に楽しいです。10月の30日の出発して、そして3日は日本に帰ってきます。
This last Saturday I was teaching Karate in the Gold's Gym Harajuku,
and it was just a great feeling to do basic training with everybody again. I loved the Kiai in the class and everyone was really getting into the training. It might have been a bit of a nuisance to the people doing all the lifting on the same floor, but what do we care. It is our time in the gym there and we intend to take full advantage of it. The gym is really small and it doesn't take much to fill it out, but the size of the gym does not make the training any less worthy. So we are all getting together for the two sessions a week to just work out a good sweat and do some good old Karate training. With the nice matted floor we are able to work on a lot of different things like our rolling and more MMA based basics as well as our kata and techniques for fighting without hurting each other. For me it was a big change to come from a matted floor in Denmark 16 years ago to the hard wooden floor of Honbu back in the day. But then we had to change back to the matt's when I started Kickboxing, now I really don't care where I train. When was in Holland we trained outside a lot, and then it was cold so we had to wear clothes and shoes. It didn't matter either, it is just a question of getting used to it. Anyway, Koichi is set to fight in the Turkey tournament on the 2. of November, and I found this poster on the net. It looks to be a great fight card, I just hope that he will do well. His first opponent is KEMAYO from France, him we have seen in Japan last year fighting against Amada, he lost that fight on points, but he has also KO.'d Nobu Hayashi. So we are not taking any chances, to give everything and then a bit more is how we fight. Let's pray that it will be enough, because there is no doubt in my mind that, that is exactly what KEMAYO is going to do. We leave on the 30th. and head back here on the 3rd. if we don't get a flight change and then swing by Denmark. Anyway, I gotta go and get my Dogi ready for tonight's class.

Monday, October 08, 2007


皆さん、Ayado Chieさんは知っていますか?僕は最近友達になりました、そしてご飯を一緒に食べるようになりました。Ayadoさんは今年何と50歳になりますと同時にデビューから10周年記念年です!この前10って言うTourを始めたんです、それは見に行きました。ここでAyadoさんの年のことを書くと軽く怒られるかも?でも本人はステージの上でこの”おばは~ん”って自分のことを言うぐらいだから、大丈夫かも?とにかく、元気です!会うたびにパワーをもらえるって感じ。前回香港大会でも自分はAyadoさんがうだっている曲を使いました、それは”Oh,Happy day"っていう曲でした。ちょっと静かな感じで自分を気持ちよくさせてくれます、この前はやっとリングにもどれてうれしかったのでその曲は本当にぴったりでした。思うように結果できなかったけど、嵐の前の静かで自分的に気持ちよかったです。今度もまたAyadoさんに相談して曲を決めてもらいたいです。このパムフレットにこんなサインを書いてくれました!Ayadoさんはこれから一年間ず~っとコンサートは入っていますので、今度会うのを楽しみにしています。
This is Ayado Chie-san, for those of you who don't know her let me just explain. She is the first and only ever Japanese Gospel/Blues singer to get a record in the top 5 of the music charts. She is a great entertainer and has her her special way of performing and singing that is equalled to no one in Japan. She spent a long time in America studying the Blues and through a long hard battle with breast cancer she ended up singing in Japan. Her life story is worthy of a lot more than I give her here, but no matter how many hurdles she came across she never stopped smiling. Her life force is tremendous, and her very small frame almost seems not to be able to keep all that energy inside. I have become friends with her this year, and recently she started her 10th anniversary concert tour. She has also just released her latest album entitled 50, because she is turning well, you guess right 50 this year. These scans are from the concert pamphlet that she signed for me after her opening concert. Last time I fought in Hong Kong, I came out to her version of "Oh, Happy day". And it was just the kind of happy song that put me in the right frame of mind to fight. I hope that she is not too busy to have dinner again sometime soon.

Thursday, October 04, 2007




Ryo Pettasのこの前の試合ですが、TRIBALATEでYozakura選手に判定勝ちをしました。お互いに熱いです、自分は1ラウンドが終わったときに思うとうりに戦ってくれなかったんで軽く怒りました!それから気合を入れなおして、2;3ラウンドは一緒懸命やって試合は判定勝ちまで持ち込んでくれました。自分的に満足です。これからも頑張ってください。



Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What a K-Max show!

I just got back from the K-Max finals, and I have to say that it was one of the best shows I have ever been to. Everyone was in top condition and they all wanted to win. It was like watching 7 finals and not a tournament. There were some real tuff fights and then there were some awesome K.O.'s, I almost wish that I had stayed at that weight back in the day so that I could have a chance at some of those guys in there...But it only took me 3 years from when I was 18 to 21 to gain 30 kg's that haven't come off since! I went from 72kg's to 102kg. That is about what I weigh today, so you can see it would be very hard for me to take my weight back down there. I honestly think it would be impossible, and even if I did make the weight I would not be able to do much. I guess that is enough of the fantasy dreaming, back to the fights. I am sure that someone will upload them on You-Tube, so just a wait a bit and then check it out. They have already aired the show in Japan, so you can see that they move very fast over here. Andy Souwer Vs. Masato in the final, it was just a tremendous fight. After having beaten Buakow in the first round his leg was smashed, but he still managed to take out the new kid Artur. And then in the final he was just technically out smarted, but that was only to be expected since everyone knew how badly he was hurt. I have not enjoyed a show this much since last time I fought myself! Well done everyone, I hope that there were no serious injuries to any of the fighters, because they all gave everything they had.