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Excellent instructors, including world champions, selected from different areas of fitness.
We always provide high-quality lessons.

President Kato

Masaki Kato: President of Phoenix

Kickboxing Classes

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Birthday
September 28, 1978
Place of Birth
Tokyo
Fight Record
43 bouts, 22 wins (16 KO), 17 losses, 4 draws
Titles
WPMF World Welterweight Champion
WMTA South Pacific S Lightweight Champion
MA Japan Lightweight Champion
Lumpinee Stadium Welterweight No. 1 Rank
Signature Moves
Ankle
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Masaki Kato PHOENIX President’s Madness-Insanity Diary →Old blog is availablehere.

This is Phoenix president Masaki Kato.

On April 1, 2005, we opened Kickboxing & Muay Thai Fitness Gym PHOENIX between JR Akihabara Station and Kanda Station. In addition, in April 2006, we opened the second gym next to Iwamotocho Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line, so that gym members can train in a better environment.

Our mission is to show that kickboxing and Muay Thai are not only for men, but are also sports that women, children, and even older people can enjoy.

Of course, since I am also a former fighter, I would like to show my enthusiasm to strongly encourage motivated people who want to become champions and grow into strong fighters.

PHOENIX fighter Umeno Genji became WPMF World Super Featherweight champion in 2011. In addition, in November 2014, he became the first Japanese WBC Muay Thai World Super Featherweight Champion, and was also the Rajadamnern Stadium Lightweight Champion in October 2016.

Putting in effort and practicing with your friends at PHOENIX will make you feel better and more fit.

Umeno

Genji Umeno

Basic Kickboxing (Saturdays)
Sparring Application Class (Saturdays)

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Birthday
December 13, 1988
Place of Birth
Edogawa, Tokyo
Affiliation
PHOENIX
Fight Record
54 bouts, 41 wins (20 KO), 10 losses, 3 draws
Titles
Rajadamnern Stadium Lightweight Champion
WBC Muay Thai World Super Featherweight Champion
WBC Muay Thai International Super Featherweight Champion
Former WPMF World Super Featherweight Champion
Second M-1 Featherweight Champion
Second WBC Muay Thai Japan Super Bantamweight Champion
First WPMF Japan Super Bantam Grade Champion
Coaching Style
I try to coach beginners in a simple way.
Message
Through kickboxing and contact with people, I want to let everyone know how fun training can be. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
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Genji Umeno Kick World Compression

Mr. Bin

Subin Leriphan: Muay Thai Training (Monday–Saturday)

Birthday
November 27, 1973
Place of Birth
Roi Et Province, Thailand
Ring Name
Kanokuchai Sor Supawan
Affiliation
Sor Supawan
Fight Record
258 bouts, 212 wins (38 KO), and 46 losses
Titles
Europe Muay Thai Super Lightweight Champion
Thai Isan County Muay Thai Lightweight Champion
Thai Rajadamnern Lightweight No. 3 Rank
Highest fight income: 50,000 Thai Baht
Coaching Style
Use of shoot mitt
Career
In his active career, he was a regular fighter of Rajadamnern and Lumpinee Stadiums and became popular because of his powerful straight and mid kick. Currently, he is a serious and friendly chief trainer at PHOENIX.

Mr. Uan

Worawut Thipwong: Muay Thai Training (Monday–Saturday)

Birthday
September 26, 1979
Place of Birth
Phuket Province, Thailand
Ring Name
Worawutnoi Keatchaiyong
Affiliation
Majestic
Fight Record
Muay Thai: 190 bouts, 122 wins (21 KO), 63 loses, 5 draws
Titles
Muay Thai
Lumpinee Rajadamnern Main Battlefield
Suratthani province S Featherweight Champion
Boxing
ABCO Lightweight No.7
Lumpinee Stadium Boxing Lightweight No.9
Bachelor’s Degree
Coaching Style
Firm focus (technique)
Career
While working as a trainer in July 2007, he also fought against the active champion Big Ben of Rajadamnern Stadium in Thailand. In spite of losing the match 2–0, he still can teach reliable advanced technique.

He loves jokes and is a very lively coach.

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Ms. Megumi

Megumi: Detox Yoga Class (Fridays)

Birthday
May 9
Place of Birth
Chiba
Blood Type
O
Qualifications
President of MegYoga
Planning, administration, instructor development
CM, magazine posing guidance
Company training lecturer
University, vocational school lecturer
KAATU JAPAN certified instructor (currently working as a personal trainer)
Career
She found yoga because of my physical condition in 2002.

She performs activities at fitness clubs and yoga studios as a Japanese fitness yoga association certified lecturer. She started Independent MegYoga in 2005, and is in charge of outsourcing work, the classes, opening seminars, teacher training, etc.

Message
I try to use the motto “don’t overdo it, don’t try too hard, don’t compare yourself to others, and enjoy the class.” During each session, I hope to teach everyone the importance of his or her own body and the wonderful benefits of yoga and exercise. Let’s have fun classes together.

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Ms. Hikari

Hikari: Detox Yoga Class (Fridays)

Birthday
November 18
Place of Birth
Saitama
Blood Type
A
Career
Certified instructor of MegYoga and in charge of regular classes at MegYoga as well as various commissioned lessons.
Message
I started to exercise to lose weight and improve my body. However, I started doing yoga when I was thinking that I couldn’t keep going to the gym as usual. Then the stiffness in my shoulders and my headaches disappeared, and I was able to feel more positive.

I want to show you in an easy-to-understand way about the importance of your body and the enjoyment of yoga!

Ms. Kasahara

Rieko Kasahara: Martial Arts Shape Class (Saturdays)

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Birthday
July 10, 1988
Place of Birth
Nagano
Blood Type
B
Qualifications
Health Movement Leader
NIKE Certified Trainer
FITVIT Aqua Instructor
Message
I was doing Judo for seven years while I was a student and now I am a trainer and instructor. My lessons are a combination of simple fighting movements with rhythm. Let’s work hard together!

Ms. Konno

Ryuko Konno (Circuit Shape Class)

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Birthday
July 26
Place of Birth
Chiba
Blood Type
B
Career
Former pro-kick boxer J-Girl Featherweight No. 1 Rank
NIKE Official NTC Trainer
Message
Although I was a professional kickboxing fighter a few years ago, I would like to work with everyone to train their body and release stress with a program that combines kickboxing and training.

Ms. Kano

Yurippe (Kano Yuri): Martial Arts Shape Class (Wednesdays)

Birthday
August 24, 1995
Place of Birth
Kanagawa
Blood Type
A
Career
Graduated from the Kickout Training Course
Atsuko Okada Fighting Sports Exercise
Professional Kickboxing Fighter
Message
My name is Yurippe and I am a fighting sports exercise instructor.

I would like to use my professional kickboxing experience to lead you to real results in my class. My class is not only for health maintenance, stress relief, and weight loss, it is also for people who want to become stronger as well.

I’m waiting for you! Let’s make your physical and mental health stronger.

Mr. Watanabe

Kazuhisa Watanabe: Boxing Application Class

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Birthday
May 18, 1983
Fight Record
24 bouts, 16 wins (9 KO), 8 losses
Titles
Amateur: Inter-high / Group Participation
Professional: 52nd Japan Featherweight Champion (World Oriental Ranker)
Message
I want to let everyone know about the fun of boxing! Let’s all work hard together.
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Kazuhisa Watanabe Official Blog “Watanabe Festival”

Mr. Kikuchi

Toshinori Kikuchi: Light Muay Thai Class

Birthday
April 5, 1984
Place of Birth
Ibaraki
Blood Type
O
Qualifications
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Rise Certified Professional Kickboxer License
Professional Boxing C Grade License
Fight Record
5 bouts, 2 wins (2 KO), 3 losses
Message
I am a freelance personal trainer right now, and I am good at teaching physical modification such as toning and increasing muscles, helping with stiff shoulders, back pain, etc. Please feel free to talk with me about your troubles and fitness goals.

Mr. Yoshino

Mitsutoshi Yoshino: Kickboxing Basic Class (Thursdays)

Birthday
August 10, 1988
Place of Birth
Koto, Tokyo
Blood Type
A
Qualifications
Amateur Kickboxing A Class
Judo 2nd Degree
Message
I am one of PHOENIX’s amateur kickboxing fighters. Since I am still in training, I understand the perspective of those who are just starting out, and I can coach you carefully and simply while answering any of your questions.

Kitagawa

Kazuhiro Kitagawa: Kickboxing Basic Class (Mondays)

Birthday
June 19, 1986
Place of Birth
Saitama
Ring Name
Hachimaki
Degree
University graduate with law degree
Fight Record
34 bouts, 16 wins (2 KO), 14 losses, 4 draws
Titles
Rebels-Muay Thai Super Lightweight Champion
Rebels-Muay Thai Early Lightweight Champion
J-grow All-Japan Tournament Lightweight Champion
Signature Moves
Pretending not being there (Aura 0)
Message
The result is subtle, but I am confident in my kickboxing theory!
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Kickboxer Hachimaki’s “kicking is almost not written about” Boxing Blog

Mr. Niizuma

Kohei Niizuma

Birthday
September 20, 1980
Place of Birth
Tokyo
Ring Name
NIIZUMAX!
Affiliation
Cross Point Kichijoji
Fight Record
J-Net Super Lightweight No. 2 Rank
23 bouts, 12 wins (4 KO), 11 losses
Signature Move
Back drop
Coaching Style
Bright and fun coaching
Message
Let’s enjoy kickboxing together!
BLOG
NIIZUMAX! Diary

Manager

A Slightly Bad Manager

Message
Although I am slightly bad, I respond seriously to questions.
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A Little Bad Diary