Lightweight fighter who is well known for his successful career as a kickboxer.
He attended Korea University, where he was on the karate team and developed an affinity for martial arts.
He made his MMA debut on August 5, 2006, losing by way of technical submission to Yoshihiro Akiyama.
He was raised with a younger brother.
He is one of Japan's notable MMA fighters, along with stars such as Shinya Aoki.