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June 20, 2017, Osaka, Japan Knife defense seminar re-cap

July 24, 2017

During my stay in Japan, I had the grand opportunity to teach a Combat Sambo seminar at my friend, Katsuomi Inagaki’s dojo: Pancrase Osaka. The seminar covered knife defense. Due to the fact that it was not a very long (less than 2 hrs), I was not able to teach several techniques, rather a few, […]

My interview with Katsuomi Inagaki

December 22, 2016

Katsuomi Inagaki was with Pancrase from the start.He participated in Pancrase’s first event in 1993. He is owner and head instructor of Inagaki-gumi P’s Lab Osaka. This past summer, during my stay in Japan, I had the opportunity to meet up with Inagaki-san. I’ve been to the P’s Lab Osaka twice in the past two […]

The Pancrase Happening

January 6, 2016

Many people have asked me why I chose to affiliate with Pancrase.I have even asked that question to myself. I have a long history with Pancrase. This dates back to me the living in Asia in 1992. My first exposure to Pancrase was while I was living in Taipei, Taiwan. One day at a Japanese […]

Japan Trip 2015

September 1, 2015

On my recent visit this year to Japan I had a nice opportunity to train with my Pancrase “family”. This time I trained at the Pancrase gym, located in Osaka city, named Inagaki Gumi (Ps Lab Osaka). This gym is owned by Katsuomi Inagaki, a former pro-MMA fighter who was a participant at the first […]

Training in Japan 2012

May 22, 2012

I had a great opportunity to be able to train with the pro-fighters of the Pancrase affiliated fighters. These fighters are under the group the name Pancrasism. Their training started at 12 noon. It started off with light warm up, the 2-3 rounds 3 min shadow boxing. From there, we did takedown entries, back and […]

Ring announcement (in Japanese)

September 29, 2009

Coach doing ring announcement in Japanese for TKO 25, Hioki vs. Hominick