What reminds you best of Shuichiro Katsumura? She works at Tohoku for earthquake charityor maybe his Ninja Choke against Masakatsu Ueda?
I will discuss another side of Katsumura today. He is also known for owning his gym, Ground Slam, where he taught Michinori Tanaka. His teaching and turns were highly regarded by many fighters. Hideo Tokoro had him in his corner and Michihiro Omigawa had Katsumura corner him for his UFC fight.
I brought my anonymous client to receive instruction from Katsumura. I offered Katsumura just for tuition, but surprisingly there was another fighter at the gym who provided additional assistance. Katsumura’s student, ZST flyweight Seiichiro Ito, showed up for personal training.
Katsumura said he needs an assistant to demonstrate wrestling, but he has a lot of students, so my client was very happy to work with both a Shooto champion and a ZST champion at the same time.
Katsumura learned his Ninja Choke, which is difficult to set up, and he showed my client variations on how to set up Ninja Chokes, depending on the situation. He also demonstrated how to escape from the mountain.
Katsumura’s personal training costs 7000 yen per hour. He needs a translator to teach people who do not speak Japanese.
Many thanks to Shuichiro Katsumura, Seiichiro Ito and my anonymous client. Also big thanks to Robert Sargent (MMA styg) for English editing.