|Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima
July 2, 1984
Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
|Other names||Jienotsu (short for Jisaku-Jien Otsukaresan )|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||70.0 kg (154.3 lb; 11.02 st)|
|Style||Nippon Kempo, Karate, Kickboxing|
|Rank||Nippon Kempo2nd dan black belt in|
|Years active||5 (2005-present)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences|
|Notable relatives||Kengo Nagashima, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima (長島☆自演乙☆雄一郎 Nagashima Jien'otsu Yūichirō?, born July 2, 1984) is a Japanese welterweight kickboxer, and a cosplayer, fighting out of Nishinomiya, Hyogo, currently competing at K-1. His rank is 2nd dan black belt in Nippon Kempo.
Yuichiro Nagashima was born in 1984 in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo. He started learning Judo when he was an elementary school. He continued training Judo until the graduation of junior high school. He decided to be a professional fighter when he was at the 3rd year of junior high school because he watched Andy Hug on television. Moreover, Nagashima swore to entertain the audience. During his high school life, he practiced full contact karate, but he attended training only once or twice a week.
Nagashima joined the team of Nippon Kempo and started training seriously when he was matriculated in University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences. In addition, Nagashima started participating professional mixed martial arts bouts. He also started cosplaying anime characters during his entrance to the ring.
Since 2007, Nagashima shifted his workplace to kickboxing, and he became known as "Otaku kickboxer" because of his entrance show before the bouts. He won ten consecutive victories, and won the vacant title of NJKF at Super welterweight on December 9, 2008. This was the first time for NJKF that the kickboxer who is not the member of NJKF wins the title of NJKF (Sakigake juku is not member of NJKF).
On January 25, 2009, he was chosen and awarded 2008 Outstanding Performance Award by NJKF, and also given 3 more awards certified combat sports medias.
After winning the title, Nagashima was offered by K-1. He participated K-1 World MAX 2009 Japan Tournament on February 23, 2009, and he knocked out Hayato at 2R at the quarterfinal, but he was beaten by Yuya Yamamoto and lost by TKO because of being cut at the semifinal.
After the Japanese tournament, Nagashima was offered to fight against Albert Kraus from Netherlands on April 21. They engaged in a heated war of words before the bout where Kraus said "he seems to be a gay". The fight ended in Nagashima losing by knockout in round one. On October 26, Nagashima was offered to fight against Xu Yan from China. Although he trained at Masato's gym, he was knocked out at round one. In December, he was awarded the 2009 Walkout of the Year by Inside MMA of HDNet.
On March 27, 2010, Nagashima participated to K-1 World Max 2010 Japan tournament. He won the tournament with 3 consecutive knock outs. Although he wanted to defend his NJKF title after this tournament, he returned his title as on 1 April because he was going to participate the world tournament and it was hard to arrange his schedule for defending title.
On December 31, 2010, Nagashima took part in a "mixed rules" bout against Jiu-Jitsu expert Shinya Aoki at Dynamite!! 2010, the annual New Year's Eve fight festival. One round was to be held under kickboxing rules and the other under mixed martial arts rules. A coin toss decided that the kickboxing round was to commense first. Aoki took advantage of the fact that he only had to survive through a single three-minute round of kickboxing and thus threw pointless attacks like flying dropkicks and rolling heel kicks while holding onto the ring ropes in order to run the clock down. As the second round began, and Aoki now in his element under MMA rules, he dropped immediately for a double-leg takedown, while Nagashima launched a flying knee square into Aoki's jaw. The blow instantly knocked out Aoki, after which Nagashima followed up with a number of hammerfists on the supine Aoki. The referee stepped in and stopped the fight four seconds into the period. He was at the UFC 137
On March 6, 2011, Nagashima appeared in the puroresu promotion Pro Wrestling ZERO1 to challenge the also beginner Daichi Hashimoto, who had to deal with Masahiro Chono, and said that he also made his debut in wrestling and soon would be the future rival of Daichi. For this, Nagashima began training in the dojo ZERO1 supervised by Shinjiro Otani, who was also the coach of Hashimoto. Although Hashimoto was the target of Yuichiro, veteran Kohei Sato offered to fight first against Nagashima and finally, it had its debut on May 5, defeating Sato at Korakuen Hall. The fight was highly praised and some said that Yuichiro's ability was such that he seemed to have years of experience. Later, on June 14, Yuichiro had his first match against Daichi, teaming with former yokozuna and former K-1 fighter Akebono to defeat Hashimoto & Otani. Two months then again Nagashima, teaming with Hashimoto and Otani to defeat Ryoji Sai, KAMIKAZE & Munenori Sawa.
After their last meeting, Nagashima announced his intention to fight Masahiro Chono, who had competed against Hashimoto. Chono agreed and the match was held in Inoki Genome Federation, with Nagashima in the losing side. Thereafter, Yuichiro began competing actively for IGF, achieving significant victories over Munenori Sawa and Bob Sapp. On his return to ZERO1, Nagashima came in a feud with Hayato Fujita, being defeated by Fujita in a singles match. This was his final match of the year, as Nagashima returned to kickboxing shortly after.
In 2013, Nagashima made his return to pro wrestling in IGF, beating Black Tiger in two consecutive matches.
- Signature moves
- The 7th West Japan Students Kempo Personal Championship 4th place (June 18, 2006 / West Japan Students Kempo Federation)
- The 8th Kakuto Karate championship winner(Yuseikai)
- The 61st National Sports Festival Nippon Kempo Adult men Runner Up(October 8, 2006 / Japan Sports Association, MEXT, Hyogo Prefecture)
- 2008 Outstanding Performance Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
- 2008 Kakutogi Tsushin Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
- 2008 Fullcontact KARATE Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
- 2008 BoutReview Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
- 2009 Walkout of the Year (Inside MMA of HDNet, December 2009)
|Professional Kickboxing record|
18 Wins (12 (T)KO's, 5 decisions), 9 Losses
Mixed rules record
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|6 matches||4 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||4-2||Hiroshi Shiba||Decision (Unanimous)||Real Rhythm: 5th Stage||November 18, 2006||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||4-1||Hiromu Nagado||KO (Punch)||Pancrase: Blow 8||October 1, 2006||1||0:12||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||3-1||Yusuke Kagiyama||KO (Punches)||Real Rhythm: 4th Stage||July 30, 2006||1||3:45||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||2-1||Tsuneo Kimura||TKO (Punches)||Double R: 3rd Stage||April 29, 2006||1||0:41||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||1-1||Tsuyoshi Ono||TKO (Punches)||Double R: 3rd Stage||April 29, 2006||1||0:37||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||0-1||Satoru Takadaya||Submission (Armbar)||Powergate 2: War Cry Of Soul||August 27, 2005||1||1:59||Osaka, Japan|
Characters cosplayed at the public events
||This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. (August 2010)|
|2007-10-13||Haruhi Suzumiya||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||MARS|
|2008-06-08||Haruhi Suzumiya||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||NJKF|
|2009-10-26||Haruhi Suzumiya||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||K-1 World MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament Final|
|2007-12-09||Mikuru Asahina||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||MARS|
|2008-02-11||Konata Izumi||Lucky Star||MARS|
|2008-09-27||Rena Ryūgū||Higurashi no Naku Koro ni||NJKF|
|2008-12-22||Takakazu Abe||Kuso Miso Technique||DEEP|
|2009-01-14||Vita Yagami||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's||K-1 Draw|
|2009-01-25||Index||Toaru Majutsu no Index||NJKF 2008 Award Ceremony|
|2009-02-22||Ai Enma||Hell Girl||K-1 Press Conference|
|2009-02-23||Ranka Lee||Macross Frontier||K-1 World MAX 2009 Japan Tournament|
|2009-04-04||Ranka Lee||Macross Frontier||All Star Thanksgiving Festival|
|2009-04-04||Komugi Nakahara||Nurse Witch Komugi||All Star Thanksgiving Festival|
|2009-04-08||Shana||Shakugan no Shana||Public training|
|2009-04-20||Haruko Momoi||(Real person)||K-1 Press Conference|
|2009-04-21||Nogizaka Haruka||Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu||K-1 World MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament Final 16|
|2009-06-11||Alicia Florence||ARIA||DEEP KICK Press Conference|
|2009-07-05||Kamina||Gurren Lagann||DEEP KICK|
|2009-09-15||Suigintou||Rozen Maiden||K-1 Press Conference|
|2010-02-19||Hitagi Senjōgahara||Bakemonogatari||K-1 Draw|
|2010-03-26||Kurimu Sakurano||Seitokai no Ichizon||K-1 Press Conference|
|2010-03-27||Reimu Hakurei||Touhou Project||K-1 World MAX 2010 -70kg Japan Tournament Quarterfinal|
|2010-03-27||Eirin Yagokoro||Touhou Project||K-1 Semifinal|
|2010-03-27||Marisa Kirisame||Touhou Project||K-1 Final|
|2010-03-28||Marisa Kirisame||Touhou Project||K-1 Press Conference|
|2010-07-05||Sachiel||Neon Genesis Evangelion||K-1 World MAX 2010 -70kg Tournament Final 16 -63kg Japan Tournament Final|
|2010-10-04||Saber||Fate/stay night||K-1 World MAX Final 8 Draw|
|2010-12-31||Kokoro Akechi||Tantei Opera Milky Holmes||Dynamite!! 2010|
|2011-09-25||Shirai Kuroko||To Aru Kagaku no Railgun||K-1 World MAX 2011 –70 kg Japan Tournament Final|
|2011-12-31||Emi Sendou||Cardfight!! Vanguard||Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011|
- 大和哲也が08年最優秀選手賞。長島が4賞獲得 Tetsuya Yamato is 08 MVP. Nagashima wins 4 awards. BoutReview.com Retrieved 2010-07-05
- HDNet Original Programming - Transcripts Episode 349 www.hdnet.ca Retrieved 2010-04-04
- 長島選手がスーパーウェルター級王座返上。後楽園で王座決定戦！ www.njkf.info Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)
- "Jienotsu" Shocks Aoki, Ishii Underwhelms in K-1-MMA Crossover
- Shootboxing S-Cup 2012: Andy Souwer, Joachim Hansen Among Participants
- Japanese kickboxing scene: October preview
- REBELS.13 Results: van Opstal Wins, Completes S-Cup Field
- Yuta Kubo, Yuichiro Nagashima Fighting At GLORY 4 Tokyo, December 2
- Robin van Roosmalen vs. Yuichiro Nagashima, Jerome Le Banner vs. Koichi Pettas added to DREAM 18/GLORY 4 on NYE
- DREAM 18 / GLORY 4 Tokyo Live Results
- Japanese Scene Weekly Recap: April 14th - 21st
- Japanese Kickboxing Scene: June Preview
- Saenchai Wins Kickboxing Debut in Japan, Considering Move to K-1
- Saenchai Wins at the Hoost Cup - Will He Go to K-1?
- Hiroaki Suzuki Wins 2013 65kg Shoot Boxing S-Cup
- 鈴木博昭、S-cup 65kg日本トーナメント優勝：11.16 両国
- Pronounced as "double R".
- 2006年度 西日本学生拳法連盟主催・後援 試合結果 nipponkempo05.hp.infoseek.co.jp Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)
- Nippon Kempo was a demonstration sport only for 2006, so only people live in Hyogo were allowed to participate.
- のじぎく兵庫国体 デモスポ行事 日本拳法試合結果 www.japan-sports.or.jp Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)