|Born||April 27, 1978|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (254 lb; 18.1 st)|
|Team||Dojo Chakuriki Japan|
last updated on: October 26, 2011
Nobu Hayashi (Japanese: 林伸樹; born April 27, 1978) is a professional Japanese Heavyweight karateka and kickboxer. He is a 2 time K-1 Japan tournament runner up and holds notable wins over Ben Edwards, Sander Thonhauser and Faisal Zakaria. Hayashi fights out of Dojo Chakuriki Japan in Tokyo, Japan.
Biography and career
Nobu Hayashi was born in the Japanese city of Tokushima. He learned karate while attending highschool. After his graduation in 1998 Hayashi moved to the Netherlands to train at the world famous Chakuriki Dojo under the guidance of Thom Harinck. He was very committed and eventually debuted, at the age of 19, in the K-1. Nobu Hayashi won his first three fights at the K-1 Japan GP 1999 and reached the tournament finals but lost the title fight against Musashi. In 2004 he received his Muay Thai teaching diploma from Thom Harinck and opened his own gym, Dojo Chakuriki Japan, in Tokyo. In the same year Hayashi again took the second place in the K-1 Japan GP. However, Nobu Hasyashi would have his biggest fight outside the ring. In 2009 he checked himself into the hospital after he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Hayashi released the comment via his dojo, "Just like Chakuri spirit, "going forward, and forward" I am determined to win against this illness, and in my heart I swore I will be back in that ring and fight again, and for now I will dedicate myself to the medical treatment". Nobu Hayashi successfully battled cancer in 2010 and is continuing his passion for kickboxing as the head of Dojo Chakuriki Japan.
- 2004 K-1 Japan GP finalist
- 2001 K-1 Japan GP 3rd place
- 1999 K-1 Japan GP finalist
- 1998 Seido Kaikan Rookies 4th place
- 1996 Satojuku Tokyo tournament champion
15 Wins (7 KO's, 8 decisions), 19 Losses (8 KO's, 11 decisions), 2 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- Hayashi was diagnosed with %5b%5bLeukemia%5d%5d, but was recently able to recover and is now cancer free. "Nobu Hayashi K-1 profile" Check
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