Born in Japan’s oldest Judo temple, His Father has been the longest Judo Champion of Japan and Master of the temple. Katashi received his black blet from his father at age 12. He has since become a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Katashi is the most recognizable MMA athlete in all of Japan and possibly the world. He is best known for his excellent flexibility, often taking opponents by surprise with flying submissions. He has won every grappling and MMA event he has entered. His cutting edge moves and instructional videos revolutionized the sport.