March 8, 1978 |
Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
|Other names||Neo-Samurai (UFC)
Transforming Trickster (K-1/Hero's)
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tokyo, Japan|
|Team||Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Takushoku Junior College
Takushoku University Graduate School
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Genki Sudo (須藤 元気 Sudō Genki , born March 8, 1978 in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan) is a retired Japanese mixed martial artist and a kickboxer who, until December 31, 2006 competed in the Japanese fighting organization HERO'S and before that, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. He is notable for his elaborate ring entrances and unorthodox fighting style. His philosophy is "We are all one." He is a practicing Buddhist. Signature moves include the flying triangle and spinning backfist. He is also an essayist, a musician, an actor and a dancer.
Amateur era 
In April 1998, Genki moved to the United States and enrolled in Santa Monica College, but dropped out soon after. During his time in Los Angeles, he joined the Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club and practiced Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Professional MMA 
On December 21, 2001, Sudo fought against Kenichi Yamamoto at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, and won by Rear Naked Choke. Prior to the match, Sudo and Yamamoto promised to bet Yamamoto's UFC championship belt on the outcome. Following his win, Sudo was given the belt by Yamamoto, and Sudo was introduced as "UFC Japan Champion" by media after this bout. As the bet was personal, he is not sanctioned as champion by Zuffa.
Sudo participated in a K-1 tournament in 2002. He lost in the semi finals.
A fighter with great striking ability, he has won fights by flashy knockout in both mixed martial arts and kickboxing. Among the rather unorthodox techniques that he favors and can use effectively are the spinning backfist, a flying leg-triangle choke and flying armbar, as well as dancing and turning his back to opponents in order to taunt or distract them.
Genki Sudo was defeated by K-1 HERO's lightweight champion Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto. The fight was won by a controversial referee stoppage after Sudo was knocked down by a right hand which was followed by some punches.
After retirement 
Prior to his retirement on New Year's Eve Sudo fought for K-1 HERO's, the mixed martial arts branch of the most popular Japanese combat sports circuit. Sudo is well known for his particularly flashy choreographed ring entrances that often include costumed dancers. One entrance featured Sudo doing the robot and operating levers that released a column of smoke from the top of his head while wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket as a hat and a white plastic mask, in an homage to the musician Buckethead.
On August 1, 2009, Genki Sudo and his office made an official statement to say information on Wikipedia was wrong. According to their statement, the bout between Sudo and Tiki Ghosn was originally declared a draw which was overturned after Sudo’s corner man, Bas Rutten, objected, at which point Sudo was declared the winner and given a medal.
Sudo has written eight books, is married, and has started an amateur baseball team for people 30 and over. He is also a member of the musical group World Order. Sudo writes lyrics, composes, and choreographs.
In 2008, he accepted the position of Manager for Takushoku University’s wrestling team. In the 2009 Eastern Japan University League Games, the 2009 All Japan University Greco-Roman Championship Tournament, and the 2010 All Japan University Wrestling Conference, he was awarded the prize for Best Manager. In addition, he led the team to victory in the 2010 All Japan Student Wrestling Championship, and in his second year as manager Takushoku University was victorious at all four of the biggest student wrestling tournaments. In 2010, he was made the Japanese representative manager for the World University Championship.
Sudo was cast in Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate (仮面ライダーＷ（ダブル） FOREVER AtoZ／運命のガイアメモリ) in 2010 as Kyosui Izumi, member of NEVER and user of the T2 Luna Memory. He reprised his role in Kamen Rider Eternal, in Kamen Rider W Returns which was released on July 21, 2011. He has also finished filming his part of the movie The R246 Story.
Graduate school 
On January 25, 2010, Genki took the entrance examination of Takushoku University Graduate School and he was admitted to the school on January 29. He entered the Local Government Course (Master’s Program) of the Graduate School of Local Government.
Mixed martial arts record 
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||16 wins||4 losses|
|Win||16–4–1||Damacio Page||Submission (triangle choke)||K-1 PREMIUM 2006 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2006||1||3:05||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||15–4–1||Ole Laursen||Decision (unanimous)||Hero's 4||March 15, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||14–4–1||Norifumi Yamamoto||TKO (punches)||K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2005||1||4:39||Osaka, Japan||Hero's 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix final.|
|Win||14–3–1||Hiroyuki Takaya||Submission (triangle choke)||Hero's 3||September 7, 2005||2||3:47||Tokyo, Japan||Hero's 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix semi-final.|
|Win||13–3–1||Kazuyuki Miyata||Submission (armbar)||Hero's 3||September 7, 2005||2||4:45||Tokyo, Japan||Hero's 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final.|
|Win||12–3–1||Ramon Dekker||Submission (heel hook)||Hero's 1||March 26, 2005||1||2:54||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||11–3–1||Royler Gracie||KO (punches)||K-1 MMA ROMANEX||May 22, 2004||1||3:40||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||10–3–1||Mike Brown||Submission (triangle/armbar)||UFC 47||April 2, 2004||1||3:31||Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–3–1||Eric Esch||Submission (heel hook)||K-1 PREMIUM 2003 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2003||2||0:41||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||8–3–1||Duane Ludwig||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 42||April 25, 2003||3||5:00||Florida, United States|
|Win||8–2–1||Leigh Remedios||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 38||July 13, 2002||2||1:38||London, England|
|Win||7–2–1||Kenichi Yamamoto||Submission (rear naked choke)||Fighting Network Rings – World Title Series 5||December 21, 2001||2||1:46||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||6–2–1||Brian Lo-A-Njoe||Submission (triangle choke)||Fighting Network Rings – Battle Genesis Vol. 8||September 21, 2001||1||2:17||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–2–1||Craig Oxley||Submission (achilles lock)||Pancrase – Trans 6||October 31, 2000||1||3:14||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||4–2–1||André Pederneiras||Draw||C2K – Colosseum 2000||May 26, 2000||1||15:00||Japan|
|Loss||4–2||Kiuma Kunioku||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase – Trans 2||February 27, 2000||2||3:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||4–1||Nate Marquardt||Submission (armbar)||Pancrase – Breakthrough 11||December 18, 1999||1||13:31||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||3–1||Victor Hunsaker||Submission (elbows)||Pancrase – Breakthrough 9||October 25, 1999||1||1:43||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2–1||Minoru Toyonaga||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase – 1999 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2||August 1, 1999||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Kousei Kubota||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase – 1999 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1||August 1, 1999||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Tiki Ghosn||Decision (unanimous)||ES 2 – Extreme Shoot 2||June 6, 1998||N/A||California, United States|
Kickboxing record 
|Professional kickboxing record|
6 Fights: 2 Wins (2 (T)KO's), 4 Losses (2 (T)KO's, 2 decisions)
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
The following books are all essays.
|Original Title||Original Publication Date||English Name|
|2005||The theory of Happiness|
Kaze no tani no Anohito to Kekkonsuru houhou
|2006||How to Marry The Woman living in the Valley of the Wind|
Kami ha Tēburu Kurosu
|2007||God is The Tablecloth|
Bashāru Sudo Genki
|2007||Genki Sudo, The Bashar|
Muishiki wa itsumo kimini katarikakeru
|2008||Subconscious Always Talks to You|
Kacchā in za Okutagon
|2008||Catcher In The Octagon|
Ai to Kakumei no Runessansu
|2009||Renaissance Of Love and Revolution|
kyouga nokorino jinnsei saisyo no hi
|2010||Today is the firstday of the rest in my life|
bi ha nikutaini yadoru
|WE ARE ALL ONE
WE ARE ALL ONE
|Love&Everything||September 6, 2006||Single (CD)||Toshiba EMI (EMI Music Japan)|
|World Order||December 16, 2009||Single (iTunes)||Groovin'High Records|
|WORLD ORDER||July 7, 2010||Album (CD)||P-VINE RECORDS|
|2012||June 20, 2012||Album (CD)||PONY CANYON|
|FIND THE LIGHT / PERMANENT REVOLUTION||November 28, 2012||Single (CD)||PONY CANYON|
Film actor roles 
- 2002: Madness in Bloom (凶気の桜)
- 2005: Fly, Daddy, Fly (フライ,ダディ,フライ)
- 2005: Swirling Fire (鳶がクルリと)
- 2008: R246 STORY「ありふれた帰省」
- 2010: Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate
- 2012: Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)
Original video 
Television drama roles 
- JOC Cup All Japan Junior Wrestling Championship Winner(1996)
- Hero's Middleweight Tournament Runner-up
- Martial arts
- Spotlight Award (Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2008)
- Japanese calligraphy
See also 
- (Japanese)2010年04月09日 April 9, 2010 crnavi.jp Retrieved: 2010-08-31.
- "Genki Sudo Documentary Pt. 1". YouTube. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- [dead link]
- "We Are All One". Crnavi.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- (Japanese)[リングス]元気、ヤマケンを裸絞め葬。SB前田も裸絞めで勝利／12.21横文 結果 [RINGS] Sudo beats Yamamoto with Rear Naked Choke. Maeda from Shoot boxing wins by Rear Naked Choke / December 21, Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Result boutreview.com Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- (Japanese)(レポ＆写真) [K-1]10.11有明：魔裟斗、クラウスとドロー。須藤＆村浜も好勝負 (Reports & Photos) [K-1] 10.11 Ariake: Masato draws with Kraus. Sudo & Murahama Good Bouts Boutreview.com: 2010-08-31.
- Sherdog.com. "Genki "Neo-Samurai" Sudo MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- [dead link]
- Sherdog.com (2006-12-31). "Akiyama Stops Sakuraba Amidst Controversy, Sudo Retires". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- 投稿者: 管理 日時: 2007年08月16日 17:06 (1998-06-06). "Mistaken fight record in article from free encyclopedia "Wikipedia"". Crnavi.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- Mistaken fight record in article from free encyclopedia “Wikipedia” crnavi.jp Retrieved: 2010-08-31.
- R246 Story at the Internet Movie Database
- (Japanese)須藤元気が拓殖大学大学院に合格!! Genki Sudo passes entrance exam of Takushoku University Graduate School kamipro.com Retrieved: 2010-08-31.
- (Japanese)Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2010 News Release No.014 shortshorts.org Retrieved: 2010-08-31.
- (Japanese)WE ARE ALL ONE : Profile crnavi.jp Retrieved: 2010-08-31.
- WE ARE ALL ONE : Profile crnavi.jp Retrieved: 2010-08-31.