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Takeshi Caesar

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Other names  Caesar
Name  Takeshi Caesar
Style  Shoot boxing

Division  Welterweight
Nationality  Japanese
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Born  Tomofumi Murata 17 August 1955 (age 60) Yamaguchi, Japan (1955-08-17)
Movies  Shinjuku Triad Society, Full Metal Yakuza, Fudoh: The New Generation, The Way to Fight, Kamikaze Taxi
Similar People  Kenichi Ogata, Andy Souwer, Jiro Watanabe, Takashi Miike, Akira Maeda

Organizations founded  Shoot boxing

Tomofumi Murata (村田 友文, Murata Tomofumi) (born August 17, 1955), better known by his ring name Takeshi Caesar (シーザー武志, Shīzā Takeshi), is a Japanese former kickboxer and the founder of shoot boxing.



Murata started competing in kickboxing at age of 16, being trained in the Nishio Gym. He adopted the name of Takeshi Caesar and won the Asia Pacific Kickboxing Federation Welterweight Championship, making a name for himself. In 1984, he became interested in professional wrestling and was introduced to Satoru Sayama, who trained him in shoot-style at his Super Tiger Gym. Caesar then was contacted by Karl Gotch and Akira Maeda and was part of the Universal Wrestling Federation. After the fall of UWF, his experiences with its wrestling style induced him to creating a similarly mixed style of kickboxing, which he called shootboxing. His company had his first event in 1985, and had working agreements with Newborn UWF and later with Fighting Network RINGS and Pancrase.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Asia Pacific Kickboxing Federation
  • APKF Welterweight Championship (1 time)
  • APKF Middleweight championship (1 time)
  • Japan Shootboxing Association
  • JSBA Hawkweight 1st champion (1986)
  • World Shootboxing Association
  • WSBA Hawkweight 1st champion (1988)
  • References

    Takeshi Caesar Wikipedia