Keiji Ozaki

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Keiji Ozaki
Born Ozaki Keiji
(1980-04-24) April 24, 1980 (age 38)
Kanagawa, Japan
Native name 尾崎圭司
Other names Tornado Star
Taekwondo Dragon
Nationality Japanese
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Division Lightweight
Style Taekwondo Kickboxing
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team Team Dragon
Trainer Kensaku Maeda
Rank 2nd dan black belt in Taekwondo
Years active 2003-present
Kickboxing record
Total 45
Wins 26
By knockout 8
Losses 18
By knockout 2
Draws 1
No contests 0
Other information
Occupation Professional kickboxer
Taekwondo instructor
University Kanagawa University
Ozaki's strict style is Full contact Taekwondo.
last updated on: January 14, 2013

Keiji Ozaki (尾崎圭司, Ozaki Keiji, born April 24, 1980) is a Japanese taekwondo practitioner and a kickboxer. He won the tournament of R.I.S.E. at welterweight in 2006. As a martial artist, he practises the full-contact version of taekwondo, and has competed in numerous competitions. His rank is 2nd dan black belt certified by the Japan Taekwondo Association.



Keiji Ozaki was born on April 24, 1980 in the prefecture of Kanagawa, Japan. He spent his young age in United States, in Murrysville, PA until he was halfway through high school. After coming to a Japanese high school, he started practicing finswimming. He participated in the Japanese national championship of swimming for 5 different disciplines in 1999, and he won 5 gold medals at 5 disciplines. After graduation of high school, he entered Kanagawa University and he joined its taekwondo team.

Taekwondo era[edit]

In 2000, he won the gold medal of Japanese national championship for undergraduates in full contact taekwondo at open weight. In 2002 and 2003, he won the national championships for adults.

Professional kickboxing[edit]

In March 2000, he joined Team Dragon and started practicing kickboxing. On September 28, 2003, he debuted on R.I.S.E., one of the kickboxing promoting and sanctioning body, as a professional kickboxer. He fought against Tomoaki Suehiro, and won by unanimous decision.

On December 17, 2006, he won the "R.I.S.E. Dead or Alive tournament '06".


Ozaki was offered by K-1, and he participated K-1 to prove the strength of taekwondo.

He defeated Masanobu Goto by a clear unanimous decision at Krush-EX 2012 vol.5 on October 21, 2012 at Shinjuki Face in Tokyo. He floored Goto four times in the fight.[1][2]

He lost to Jessy Petit-Jean in a fight for the WKN World Lightweight Kickboxing Championship on November 17, 2012 in Liege, Belgium.[3][4][5]

He lost a majority decision to Hiroya in a non-tournament bout at Krush Grand Prix 2013 ~67kg Tournament First Round~ on January 14, 2013 in Tokyo.[6][7]

Ozaki faced fellow taekwondo stylist Seiji Takahashi at NJKF: 2013 3rd in Tokyo on April 29, 2013.[8]


  • Professional
    • 2006 R.I.S.E. Dead Or Alive Tournament '06 champion
  • Amateur
    • 11th Kanagawa Prefecture Taekwondo Championship winner (2000)
    • 12th Kanagawa Prefecture Taekwondo Championship Full contact Openweight winner (July 15, 2001)
    • 4th Tokyo Taekwondo Championship Full contact Openweight winner (October 8, 2001)
    • Chubu Taekwondo Championship winner (2000)
    • 12th All Japan University Taekwondo Championship Full contact Openweight winner (2000)
    • 13th All Japan University Taekwondo Championship Full contact Openweight winner (December 7, 2001)
    • 14th All Japan University Taekwondo Championship Kumite Openweight winner (September 16, 2002)
    • All Japan Taekwondo Championship 3rd place (2001)
    • 13th All Japan Full contact Taekwondo Championship Kumite Openweight winner (December 28, 2002)
    • 14th All Japan Full contact Taekwondo Championship winner (November 29, 2003)

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


  1. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Krush-EX 2012 vol.5 to Air Live Tonight on Nicovideo". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Krush-EX 2012 vol.5 Live Results". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
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  6. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Keita, Tsukagoshi Complete Krush 67kg Tournament + 4 Fights Announced for 1/14 Card". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  7. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Krush 67kg Tournament Results: Kubo Wins Tournament in Disputed Decision, Alamos Upsets Takiya". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  8. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Japanese Kickboxing Scene: April Preview". Retrieved 2017-03-09. 

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