His fatherwas managing car maintenance factory, so he was grew up surrounded by cars and car
specialized magazines, was a natural car enthusiast and didn't rather like a motorcycle.
So, he was 18 when he got a car license, but motorcycle license was eight years later than that. In the beginning, it was only for touring use, but he felt the importance of improving the riding technique
and began to attend the riding school from the age of 28. Eventually he was attracted by fun to improve a
riding skill and started to go to schools that were held all over Japan including Suzuka, Hamamatsu and
Fukuoka, as well as schools in the neighborhood.
At that time, he was at 30 that he met the "moto Gymkhana" at such school and received a strong impact,
and began to participate in the Gymkhana tounament.
However, eventually he get a big shock that the gymkhana event organized by motorcycle manufacturer
Kawasaki has ended at 1990.
From this experience, he realizes that if he really loves it should not be dependent on anyone else but
should organize himself, and he made a group : GRA where participants manages a gymkhana event together.
トップライダーであり、振興団体リーダー A Top Rider ＆ a Great Promoter
He is the top rider in Japan who will win the overwhelming speed in the gymkhana competition, but he holds
lesson events for riders for more than 40 times a year, such as valuable as there are no comparable people
It exists. 【 Activity History of GRA 】
He has won many of the participating gymka events. Especially in the 1990s, excellent riding techniques
suitable for top riders have been proven, such as overall winning with the time to overwhelm others at the
highest level convention in Japan.
However, his remarkable achievement has been active as an organizer, such as establishing GRA to raise
social recognition of motorcycles, positively holding a lot of events including lessons, etc.
Especially, after the home and the living environment were damaged by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
occurred in January 1995, he abandoned pursuit of personal achievement and leave a brilliant achievement
as an organizer to carry out promotion activities including holding events in Japan nationwide.
He is constantly moving forward, raising his goals.This is evident from the fact that GRA was established as an activity group in which participants were mainly responsible, and that they registered as NPOs to further enhance their social contribution by utilizing their long experience.
Initially when GRA was founded in 1991, it set the goal of "creation of Gymkhana culture" and "improvement
of social recognition of motorcycles through gymkhana".
In the 1990s, GRA made a number of gymkhana riders throughout the country, through an activity policy that
does not limit the active areas.
In addition, according to the activity policy of disclosing the operation method, GRA have the result of creating
an opportunity to organize event management organizations modeling GRA's operation method nationwide.
In August 2018, he rebuilt the workplace for GRA as he retired from the company he had worked for before.
He has relocated his own equipment that he used at his former workplace and has set up his sefl made PC, 4 monitors, 3 printers including scanner, etc., so that work can be done efficiently .
GRA will focus on this workspace and will cooperate with colleagues throughout the country to conduct outgoing activities for Japan and the world, so we are looking forward to your interest and support to us forever.
School days, he was passionate about trombone. He entered the brass band immediately after he entered junior high school, and he was encouraged by the instructor to ask him a trombone because he was tall, and he gave enthusiasm to performances such as personal training.
His enthusiasm for the trombone did not cool after he entered high school, and he was enthusiasm for performing as a member of the brass band club, playing with a full band, sometimes playing with a jazz unit, and such as running for a conductor in the brass band and making up for one year.
The relationship between him and Trambone continued after he entered university, and he joined the orchestra and played a symphony. However, the performance activities ended in two years after admission, then the interest shifted to the car, the driving and part-time jobs continued every day, and several years later that heat connected him to the motorcycle.
Aside from being passionate about the trombone, he grew up surrounded by car magazines and liked cars as much as he used autobook as a substitute for picture books when he could not read letters.
His enthusiasm for cars remained unchanged into adulthood, and even after he turned 18 and obtained his driver's license, he often took his father's car out for a spin. Furthermore, when he was 20 years old, his father bought a used car and gave it to him after painting it all, then, while working part-time at a car accessory store, he modified the car with many expensive parts by taking out a high loan, disproportionately high for a college student, and went to winding roads whenever he had free time.
The image is his car at that time, but his first car was totaled because he played too much on snowy roads, so in fact, it was the exact same car that his father had arranged for him. (Of course, the car was also modified by him.) And after his college days were over, he became a motorcyclist in search of a vehicle that he could be passionate about instead of a car.