|Ring name(s)||Shinobu Kandori|
|Billed height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Billed weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
October 30, 1964 |
|Competitor for Japan|
|Bronze||1984 Vienna||-66 kg|
Shinobu Kandori (神取 忍 Kandori Shinobu?, born October 30, 1964) is a retired Japanese wrestler and now politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Yokohama, Kanagawa, she ran unsuccessfully for House of Councillors in 2004 but was allowed to join the house in 2006 when Heizo Takenaka, a member of the house, resigned.
As a professional wrestler she worked for several women's promotions from the 1980s to the 2000s, including Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling and its offshoot, Ladies' Legend Pro-Wrestling (LLPW), of which she became the president in 2002. She held several championships, including the LLPW Singles Championship in 1993 and 1997, and the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1998.
Professional wrestling career
Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling (1993-present)
Kandori made her debut for Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling on January 15, 1993 by teaming up with Mikiko Futagami and losing to Eagle Sawai and Harley Saito. For the first couple of months, Kandori would mostly compete in tag team matches with Rumi Kazama, Miki Handa and Harley Saito. On August 29, Kandori defeated Harley Saito in the semi final of the LLPW Singles Championship Tournament and went on to defeat Eagle Sawai in the finals to become the LLPW Singles Champion. Kandori defended the championship twice against Eagle Sawai and eventually lost it to Noriyo Tateno on September 23, 1994. Kandori continued to wrestle for LLPW for the next few years with nothing of any note happening until June 20, 1996, when she teamed up with Karula and Rumi Kazama to lose to Carol Midori, Mikiko Futagami and Yasha Kurenai for the vacant LLPW Tag Team Championship. On November 8, 1997, Kandori defeated Eagle Sawai for her second LLPW Single Championship. On March 21, 1998, Kandori defeated Yumiko Hotta to become the WWWA World Champion and held the title for almost a year before losing it back to Hotta on March 10, 1999. Later in the year, Kandori lost the LLPW Single Championship to Harley Saito. In 2002, Kandori became the president of Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling. On January 25, 2004, Kandori and Takako Inoue defeated Amazing Kong and Eagle Sawai to become the LLPW Tag Team Champions and lost the titles on May 30 to Eiger and Sayuri Okino.
Championships and accomplishments
- Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling
- Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Rumi Kazama
- UWA World Women's Championship
- Ladies' Legend Pro-Wrestling
- LLPW Singles Championship (2 times)
- LLPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Takako Inoue
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|5 matches||4 wins||1 loss|
|Win||4-1||Yumiko Hotta||Submission (armbar)||LLPW - L-1 2000: The Strongest Lady||November 22, 2000||1||7:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-1||Svetlana Goundarenko||Sumission (neck crank)||LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Challenge||October 10, 1998||1||4:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2-1||Svetlana Goundarenko||Submission (neck crank)||LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Tournament||July 18, 1995||1||5:55||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2-0||Fieni Klee||Sumission (rear naked choke)||LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Tournament||July 18, 1995||1||0:56||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1-0||Liz Africano||Sumission (rear naked choke)||LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Tournament||July 18, 1995||1||0:42||Tokyo, Japan|
- Official website in Japanese.