Toshio Fujiwara

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Toshio Fujiwara
藤原 敏男
Born Toshio Fujiwara
(1948-03-03) 3 March 1948 (age 69)
Miyako, Iwate, Japan
Native name 藤原 敏男
Nationality Japan Japanese
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Division Lightweight
Style Kickboxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Mejiro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Team Mejiro Gym
Trainer Kenji Kurosaki
Years active 1969–1983
Kickboxing record
Total 141
Wins 126
By knockout 99
Losses 13
By knockout ?
Draws 2
No contests 0
Other information
Occupation President of Toshio Fujiwara Sports Gym
President of Japan Martial Arts Directors
Website http://fujiwara-sg.com/ Toshio Fujiwara Sports Gym (in Japanese)
last updated on: March 21, 2010

Toshio Fujiwara (藤原 敏男 Fujiwara Toshio, born March 3, 1948) is a Japanese former kickboxer. Out of 141 professional fights before retiring at age 35, Fujiwara won 126, with a remarkable 99 by knockout; mst notably, he was the first non-Thai to win a national Muay Thai title belt in Bangkok, a fact that many older Thais still remember and respect about him. Fujiwara became the first ever non-Thai stadium champion in 1978[1] when he won the lightweight title at Rajadamnern Stadium.

A graduate from the Chuo University, he started training kickboxing at the Mejiro Gym in July 1969, learning under Kenji Kurosaki. He soon won the All Japan Kickboxing Federation championship, and did his first travels to Thailand in 1971. Retired in 1983, he currently teaches at his own gym, Toshio Fujiwara Sports Gym, in Tokyo. His most famous student in recent years is Satoshi Kobayashi, but many other well-known kickboxers and martial artists have also trained with him, including Masahiro Yamamoto, Satoru Sayama, Sanshu Tsubakichi and Takaaki Nakamura.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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  1. ^ Look Japan. 42 (481-492): 40. ISSN 0456-5339.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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