Tenshin Nasukawa is the closest thing that Japanese kickboxing has to a real, bonafide star created organically in the last few years. His fights span a few different promotions, but he’s been making a name for himself in RIZIN FF, Japan’s latest MMA craze that has taken an interest in professional kickboxing as well. His latest fight is from this past weekend against Yusaku Nakamura and, well, things get pretty Tenshin.
KNOCK OUT will air their first big show of 2018 featuring Tenshin Nasukawa in the main event against Suakim. There are also two Super Lightweight Tournament bouts featured. The event will air live on Periscope worldwide at 5pm Japan time. 2.12 Ota Ward Gymnasium Start 5 p.m. Japan time 1st match 136 lbs Hikaru Machida vs. Kazuma Takahashi 2nd match 105 lbs Manazou Kobayashi vs. Kill Bee 3rd match 113 lbs Issei Ishii vs. Nong Rose 4th match 136 lbs Keijiro Miyakoshi vs. Yota Shigemori 5th match 141 lbs KING OF KNOCK OUT SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT TOURNAMENT First round Yosuke Mizuochi vs. [read more]
There are times when you need to adjust your thinking to make way for greatness, because thinking in the “old way” would mean ignoring the future. Tenshin Nasukawa is not a prospect, yet he did many things in 2017 that have worked to show potential for the future, not just for himself, but for kakutougi as a whole in Japan. So instead of crowning him the Prospect of the Year for perhaps a second time, the award is being adjusted to the “Rising Star” award. If you’ve been following Japanese MMA and kickboxing in 2017, you’ll understand why. If not, [read more]
While fans of Japanese kickboxing have been following the steady ascent of 19-year-old Tenshin Nasukawa since 2014, he burst onto the scene in 2016 with his big knockout victory on the first KNOCK OUT show, which was enough to stoke the flames of his career even further when RIZIN scooped him up to fight not once, but twice later that same month to round out 2016. His 2017 has been rapid-fire impressive with five KO victories in kickboxing and two wins in MMA, one via TKO, the other via decision. While kakutougi in Japan has been slowly working its way [read more]
Kickboxing and muay thai sensation Tenshin Nasukawa has made a name for himself with a series of amazing performances in both 2016 and 2017 and last night was no different. In a Mixed Rules bout against former K-1 kickboxer Kizaemon Saiga Tenshin was dead set on not even letting it escape the first round, which was kickboxing, to enter into the MMA rounds. Not that he has a problem with MMA, though, as he’s shown against any of the competition that RIZIN has tossed at him that he’s more than game. Tenshin Nasukawa vs Kizaemon Saiga #RIZIN2017 pic.twitter.com/WHBOvLKSbz — Bestrafer7 [read more]
While Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa has been lighting the world of MMA on fire with a three-win streak in RIZIN MMA in Japan, he’s still a kickboxer at heart and will be returning to the promotion that first got him this crazy noteriety in KNOCK OUT. He’ll be returning to the KNOCK OUT ring at KNOCK OUT vol.4 on August 20th at the Ota Ward General Gymnasium. His opponent has not been decided just yet, but we’ll keep you updated on future updates to the card.