Itsuki Hirata Turns Fear Into Motivation

Itsuki Hirata grew up loving judo and wanted to compete in the Olympics one day. Unfortunately, serious injuries hindered the Japanese phenom both physically and mentally, and she grew fearful of training as a result. But Hirata channeled her fears into motivation, and switched to mixed martial arts, where she is driven to continuously improve and become a World Champion one day!

Catch “Strong Heart Fighter” on 7 February when she faces ONE Warrior Series standout Nyrene Crowley at ONE: WARRIOR’S CODE!