WBC Japan Super Bantamweight Muay Thai Champion Yukinori Ogasawara was born and raised in Tokyo. After a regular childhood hanging around his father’s convenience stores, he finally found his calling when he was 15 years old. On a whim, he had signed up to take up kickboxing at Crosspoint Kichijoji near his house, and it would become a turning point in his life.
Ogasawara then spent three years studying abroad in Vancouver, Canada, but never stopped training, even competing in an amateur kickboxing match there. He unfortunately lost, but it actually him realize how much martial arts meant to him, and he resolved to get serious about it. He soon made his professional kickboxing debut, and has since amassed an excellent winning record, claiming a national title in Japan along the way.
To this day, Ogasawara continues his training at Crosspoint Kichijoji with the very best Japan has to offer, as well as his brother, Eisaku, who is also a professional kickboxer. The Japanese champion says the best of him is yet to come in ONE Super Series, and now, he has his eye on claiming a World Title.