Akira Masuda, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Akira Masuda

Japanese karateka

Date of Birth: 22-May-1962

Place of Birth: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Profession: karateka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Akira Masuda

  • Akira Masuda (?? ?, Masuda Akira) (born May 22, 1962) is a Japanese Kyokushin kaikan karateka.
  • In March 1991 he completed the 100 man kumite supervised by Mas Oyama.He was born in 1962 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan.
  • In junior high school he was captain of the school judo club.
  • When he was 16 years old he joined Kyokushin Kaikan Ishikawa Dojo.
  • At 19 years old he made his debut in his first All Japan Tournament. He remained a top athlete in Kyokushin All Japan Tournaments, going on to beat Michel Wedel, Gerard Gordeau and Michael Thompson.
  • He fought and lost to Andy Hug however Hug was unable to walk after the fight.In 1990 he won a gold medal in the 22nd All Japan Kyokushin Tournament.
  • and in 1991 he placed second in the 5th World Karate Tournament.He is the shihan of Kyokushin Kaikan Masuda Dojo.
  • In 2007 Masuda published the book "Freestyle Karate" and in 2009 he published "Masuda Akira - Go, Budojin toshite Ikiru".

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