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Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa

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Considered to be one of the top grappling coaches in Japan, Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Alexandre Paiva, an achievement accomplished in 2002. Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa is also the leader of the famous Tri-Force academy in Tokyo, Japan, an academy he founded in 2004.

Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa

Main Achievements:

  • All Japan Champion (1998, 1999, 2002)
  • Rio de Janeiro State Champion (2002)

Favourite Position/Technique: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Tri-Force

Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa Biography

Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa was born on the 21st of September, 1975 in Toshima-ku, Tokio, Japan. With no previous martial arts training, Mitsuyoshi started practicing Jiu Jitsu in 1996 under Naoyuki Taira. Hayakawa became very interested in BJJ training every chance he could and eventually becoming one of the main competitors in Japan (winning the All Japan Open 2 years straight).

In 2000 Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa took it upon himself to start travelling abroad (namely to Brazil) to compete and train. He became a member of the Alliance academy in Rio de Janeiro, competing for Master “Gigi” (Alexandre Paiva), eventually earning his black belt from Paiva on November 2002 and becoming the first Japanese to earn a black belt under the prestigious master.

Upon his return, in 2004, Hayakawa founded the now famous Tri-Force academy, fulfilling his dream of teaching BJJ for a living.

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  • Luke says:

    I trained with Hayakawa sensei for a month in Tokyo and he is a really great guy who also speaks very good english. He is a great teacher and really, really good at BJJ. There are a number of Tri Force academies,very modern and very clean. If your ever looking to train in Tokyo check him out. Also pictured to the left of him is Brown Belt world champion and now Black Belt European Champion Koji Shibamoto who runs a Tri Force academy in Shinjuku.

  • hayakawa is an excellent teacher and grappler

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